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CANTON (AP) — Six students have been injured when a school bus ran into the back of a garbage truck in Canton.

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KELO television reports that the crash happened about 7:45 a.m. when the bus was driving into town on Highway 18.

The South Dakota Highway Patrol says the driver of the bus was looking in the rear-view mirror to check on students and when he looked down, the garbage truck stopped to pick up trash. The bus driver couldn't stop and ran into the back of the garbage truck.

Five students were taken to an area hospital, and a parent had a sixth student checked out by a physician. The Highway Patrol says some students needed stitches and others suffered dental injuries.

The bus driver was cited for careless driving.