Cattle Truck Collides with School Bus, 1 Driver and Cows Killed

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A school bus and cattle truck collide near Hilmar, killing one person.


A truck carrying cows has collided with a school bus near Hilmar, south of Modesto in Merced County. The driver of the truck died in the accident, as did several cows.

There were no children on the bus at the time of the collision. The accident happened around 6:30 Thursday morning along Highway 165 near Turner Road.

Turner Road was closed shortly after for emergency crews, and there is backup along Highway 165.