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A middle school student died after a truck crashed into a school bus in Indiana.

Student killed when truck hits school bus in Indiana

Boy, 13, was on a field trip with classmates when their bus was struck from behind near Argos, Ind.

A 13-year-old student has been killed after a truck crashed into a school bus on its way to a field trip in Warsaw, Ind.

WNDU-TV reports that Owen Abbott, who was in eighth grade, was seated at the rear of the bus when the truck collided with it.

The crash happened shortly after 9 a.m. Wednesday on U.S. 31 in Marshall County near Argos, about 30 miles south of South Bend.

The students were from Winamac Community Middle School in the Eastern Pulaski Community School Corporation. They were headed to see "Elf The Musical" at the Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts in Warsaw.

The bus had just stopped at a railroad crossing as required by law. As the bus began to accelerate, it was hit from behind by a Freightliner straight truck that was towing a trailer. 

Another student, 14, was injured and airlifted to a hospital in South Bend. His mother says he was treated for a concussion. Other students were treated for complaints of pain.

Authorities say 38 students were on the bus at the time of the crash, in addition to three chaperones and the bus driver.

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