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Three vehicle crash with school bus leaves 17 year old girl dead

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SD Highway Patrol
SD Highway Patrol

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO AM) -  A 17-year-old girl from Badger died in a three vehicle accident Monday afternoon just west of Arlington.

     The South Dakota Highway Patrol says Savannah Koistinen was turning into a private driveway when she was rear-ended by vehicle driven by 25-year-old Cynthia Holmquest of Sioux Falls. Holmquest was an off duty Sioux Falls Police Officer.

     Koistinen’s car was forced into the oncoming lane and was hit by a school bus transporting a high school volleyball team.

     Koistinen died at the scene, her two teenage passengers were taken to Sioux Falls suffering serious but non-life threatening injuries.

     There were minor injuries on the school bus.

     Holmquest was not injured and was cited for careless driving.

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