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Officials identify victims killed when car hits school bus

BILLINGS, Mont. — Officials in southeastern Montana have released the names of the two people who died when the car they were in collided with a school bus on icy roads on the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation;

The Rosebud County coroner’s office said the crash Thursday morning east of Lame Deer killed Aubree Elizabeth Nielsen Wallery, 28, and her father, Steven John Wallery, 59, both from Billings, The Billings Gazette reported.

The Montana Highway Patrol said Aubree Wallery was eastbound on U.S. Highway 212 and going downhill on a slope that curved to the right when her car crossed the center line and collided with the westbound bus at about 6:45 a.m.

There were three people on the bus from Busby, including one student, the patrol said. All three were taken to a clinic as a precaution, Sheriff Allen Fulton said Thursday. One person on the bus was injured, the patrol report said.

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