One Dead in Crash with School Bus in Southeast Minnesota

Crash happened just before 6 a.m. Friday

The Minnesota State Patrol says a motorist died when his minivan collided head-on with a school bus near the southeastern Minnesota town of Minneiska.

No students were on the bus when the crash happened just before 6 a.m. Friday on U.S. 61 in Wabasha County. The crash started both vehicles on fire.

The Patrol says 27-year-old Travis M. Jacobson, of Winona, died at the scene. The school bus driver, 59-year-old Vernon e. Andrews, of Ellsworth, Wisconsin, was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, where he was listed in serious condition.

Highway 61 was closed for 4 hours while officials investigated the accident and cleaned up the roadway.

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