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Associated Press, Published November 19 2012

Police ID victims of Twin Cities-area car-bus fatal crash

INVER GROVE HEIGHTS, Minn. — Police have released the names of a woman and her two grandchildren killed in a fiery crash between a car and a school bus in Inver Grove Heights.

Police on Monday identified the victims as the car's driver, 70-year-old Elaine Clausen, and her two passengers, 11-year-old Laela Shawel and 4-year-old Gion Clausen-Young. All of the victims were from Inver Grove Heights.

The head-on crash happened Friday afternoon. It remains under investigation.

No children were on board the bus at the time of the crash and the 54-year-old bus driver was not hurt.

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