By WCCO-TV Staff

GLENCOE, Minn. (WCCO) — Five students were injured when a school bus was rear-ended by a dump truck on Tuesday morning near Glencoe.

Glencoe School District officials say that 16 students were on the bus, and five of them were taken to a nearby hospital for minor injuries. The truck driver and the bus driver — a 71-year-old man from Cushing and a 63-year-old woman from Glencoe — weren’t injured, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

“Today, as with every day, I am grateful for our bus drivers and the enormous responsibility they have each day,” Sonju said. “This is a sobering reminder of the importance of safe driving.”

The crash took place on Highway 22, just west of Glencoe.