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Driver killed after colliding with school bus near Kankakee

Published: Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 9:34 a.m. CST • Updated: Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 4:42 p.m. CST

(MCT) — The driver of a car was killed after crashing into the back of a school bus carrying high school students near Kakankee this morning. state police said.

Several of the children were taken to hospital but their injuries were not considered life-threatening.

The accident happened about 7:15 a.m. on Illinois Route 113 west of Warner Bridge Road in the town of Limestone, state police said.

The driver of the Chevrolet was pronounced dead at the scene and identified as Aaron Ballenger, 29, of Braceville, police said.

The driver of the Chevrolet was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officials at Herscher High School were notifying parents about the students involved in the accident.

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