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(INDIANAPOLIS) — A school bus carrying approximately 50 students between the ages of 5 to 16 crashed into a bridge in Indianapolis on Monday morning, killing the driver and a 5-year-old girl on board.

The driver was identified as 60-year-old Thomas Spencer II, of Indianapolis; the 5-year-old was identified as Donasty Smith, ABC News Indianapolis affiliate WRTV reported. Ten others were injured in the crash, two of them critically.

The area received light rain Monday morning, but it wasn’t immediately clear if road conditions played a role in the crash. “Witnesses told firefighters and police that nothing unusual occurred prior to the bus hitting the abutment,” Indianapolis fire Capt. Rita Burris said, according to WRTV.

“Tragic day in Indy,” Mayor Greg Ballard tweeted. “Concerned for families of crash victims and injured children involved in terrible bus accident on south side.”

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