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A 56-year-old Mississippi man died when his Dodge minivan crashed into the back of a Hardin Jefferson ISD school bus.

State troopers in the Golden Triangle were busy Monday morning dealing with a fatal accident involving a school bus. It happened shortly after 7:00 on U.S. Highway 90 about 8 miles west of Beaumont.

Sergeant Stephanie Davis says 56-year-old David Eugene Strickler, of Biloxi, Mississippi, was killed when his Dodge minivan rear-ended an eastbound Hardin-Jefferson ISD school bus. Davis said it occurred as the bus was slowing to make a turn.

Davis said there were eleven students on the bus, none of which were injured, but the bus driver did complain of injuries and was transported to a hospital.

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