INVER GROVE HEIGHTS, Minn. - A former school bus driver and her two grandchildren were killed in a crash involving a school bus in Inver Grove Heights on Friday.

Elaine Clausen, 70, of Inver Grove Heights was in her car when she collided with the bus at about 4 p.m. near the intersection of 77th Street West and Argenta Trail. There were no children on the bus at the time. The driver of the bus was not hurt.

Clausen's grandchildren Laela Shawel, 11, and Gion Clausen-Young, 4, were in the car with their grandmother.

Flowers and three crosses were placed near the scene where three lives were lost.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation, according to authorities.

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