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One injured in crash with school bus

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By John Barnhart

The driver of a Ford F-150 was injured in a collision with a Bedford County school bus Thursday afternoon. The crash occurred on Big Island HIghway (Va. 122) a half mile north of it's intersection with Colton's Mill Road (Va. 639) at 2:40 p.m.

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According to state police, the school bus, driven by Walter Key, 72, of Bedford, was traveling north when a southbound 2006 Ford F-150, driven by David Turner, 28, of Big Island, crossed the centerline and hit the school bus nearly head on. The school bus was empty at the time and Key was not injured.

Turner, who was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash, was airlifted to Lynchburg General Hospital. Rescue workers had to cut the top of the truck's cab off and remove it's doors in order to extricate him from the truck.

The crash is still under investigation.