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Minn. student dies after her van rear-ends bus

News Bemidji,Minnesota 56619
Bemidji Pioneer
Minn. student dies after her van rear-ends bus
Bemidji Minnesota P.O. Box 455 56619

BYRON, Minn. (AP) — Byron Public Schools are offering grief counselors to students and staff after a 17-year-old student died when her minivan rear-ended a school bus.

Olmsted County Sheriff's Sgt. Tom Claymon says Deianerah Logan of Pine Island struck the back of the bus Tuesday afternoon as it stopped to let a student off on a county road.

Firefighters pulled the van from under the bus and extricated Logan from the vehicle. A Mayo Clinic helicopter flew her to Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester, where she died.

Logan — nicknamed "Deej" — was a student at Byron Public Schools in southeastern Minnesota.

Superintendent Jeff Elstad tells the Post-Bulletin of Rochester the mood at school is "very somber"

The school bus driver and the two students on the bus were not hurt.

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