An accident involving a school bus in Benton County left one person dead and five juveniles injured Wednesday morning.

The crash happened on Iowa Highway 200 (15th Street) about two-and-half miles south of Keystone around 7:30 AM.

According to an Iowa State Patrol accident report, a northbound van slammed into the bus nearly head-on. Officials indicated the van's driver over-corrected and crossed into the path of the bus after dropping off the shoulder several times.

Authorities said the person driving the van died at the scene and five juveniles on the Benton Community School District bus suffered minor injuries. The bus driver was not hurt.

Officials did not immediately release the names of anyone involved in the accident.

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