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At least eight people were killed in a bus crash on a Florida highway Tuesday morning, the Florida Highway Patrol said. The Marion County Sheriff’s Office said the accident happened on state Route 40 and that the highway was shut down.

Approximately 40 people were taken to local medical facilities after the crash, the highway patrol said in a statement to CBS News.

The crash involved a bus transporting about 53 farm workers and a 2001 Ford Ranger truck, the highway patrol said.

The bus and truck collided “in a sideswiped manner” at around 6:35 a.m., the patrol said, and the collision sent the bus off the road and through a fence before it overturned.

The highway patrol is investigating the crash.

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