Motorcycle rider dies in crash with school bus

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Des Moines police say a motorcycle rider has died in a crash with a school bus.

Sgt. Jason Halifax says the crash happened just before 7 a.m. Thursday at an intersection in northeast Des Moines.

The motorcycle rider, 34-year-old Nicholas Edward Neal, was pronounced dead at the scene.

About 20 students were on the bus.

A few North High School students and 73-year-old bus driver Marilyn Pottorff were taken to a police office for interviews while the other children were moved to another bus and driven to school. Counselors were available to talk with students about the crash.

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