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16-year-old identified as victim in Benton County bus crash

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BENTON COUNTY, Iowa (KWWL) -- The victim in Wednesday's crash involving a van and a school bus has been identified by Iowa State Patrol as 16-year-old Mackenzie Kvam of Belle Plaine.

Kvam was a student at Benton High School and the Benton Community School District says it is mourning the significant loss to her family and school community. The district will provide students and families with counseling services.

Kvam was driving a van that hit the school bus after veering onto the shoulder of the road and over correcting. Authorities said she died at the scene.

The driver of the school bus did not have any injuries and has been identified as Allison Hicks, 51, of Garrison.

Five juveniles sustained minor injuries in the accident. Their names are not being released. Some were taken by local EMS or parents to healthcare facilities for evaluation and treatment for minor injuries.

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