4 students injured in school van crash on I-84 in Hartford

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Four elementary students suffered minor injures after a crash involved a school van on Interstate 84 in Hartford between exits 50 and 51 Friday afternoon.

The students are from Batchelder School, related and have special needs. They are in grades kindergarten through third.

The mother has been contacted and is heading to the hospital, a spokesperson from Hartford Public Schools said. A spokesperson from Hartford Public Schools is going to the hospital as well.

According to a spokesperson from Hartford Public Schools, the van, which was headed home, was rear-ended around 3:30 p.m. The students complained about being hurt and were taken to Connecticut Children's Medical Center.

The four children are expected to be OK.

Two westbound lanes were closed while state police were investigating the crash.

The cause of the crash is under investigation by state police.

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