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Woman, boy killed when bus flips on icy highway

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PAULS VALLEY, Okla. — A charter bus overturned along an icy interstate Saturday, killing a woman and an 8-year-old boy and injuring dozens of others, authorities said.

The bus carrying 45 passengers crashed along I-35 in central Oklahoma, said state Highway Patrol Lt. Stewart Meyer.

"Preliminary indications are that it was due to road conditions," Meyer said.

The bus apparently flipped and skidded on its top before coming to rest on its side, said Brent Thompson, a fire department spokesman.

The driver, Miguel Esquada of Fort Worth, Texas, said through an interpreter that he hit the brakes when a car pulled in front of him suddenly and that the bus began to overturn.

The boy, who was sitting in the middle of the bus, was thrown through a window, and the bus fell on top of him, Esquada said.