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EXCLUSIVE: Torrington school bus crashes into tree to avoid deer

TORRINGTON — A bus driver told police she swerved to avoid a deer Tuesday morning, crashing into a tree with students on board.

Police say they received a 911 call around 7:15 a.m. from the driver, reporting she took ‘evasive action’ to avoid hitting a deer on Marshal Lake Road.

The bus struck a telephone pole and then a tree. There were nine students on board the time at the time of the crash. Torrington Police say there were no injuries reported at that time, other than the bus driver who suffered minor injuries to her leg.

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