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UPDATE: Two injured after school bus vs SUV crash on US 45 in Waupaca County

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WEDNESDAY 12/15/2021 3:19 p.m.

BEAR CREEK, Wis. (WFRV) – Two people were taken to a hospital after a school bus and SUV crashed on Highway 45 Wednesday.

According to the Waupaca County Sheriff’s Office, the two-vehicle crash happened around 12:45 p.m. on HWY 45 and County Road N near Bear Creek.

Officials say the SUV was traveling north on HWY 45 and the school bus was merging onto HWY 45 when the crash happened. At the time there were 21 children and 4 adults on the bus. The office would not say which driver was at fault.

Deputies explain that there were children on the bus when the crash happened and that none were taken to the hospital but the two adults were taken to New London Theda Care for non-life-threatening injuries.

Waupaca Co. deputies say the highway was reopened two hours after the crash, around 2:45 p.m.

Original Story: Crash closes both directions of US 45 in Waupaca County

WEDNESDAY 12/15/2021 1:39 p.m.

BLACK CREEK, Wis. (WFRV) – Motorists planning on using US 45 in Waupaca County will need to find an alternate route, as both directions of the highway are closed.

According to authorities, both directions (northbound and southbound) of US 45 are closed. The closure is at County N.

There was no information on the cause of the accident or if there were any injuries.

Local 5 will continue to update this story.

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