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Families to mark 50th anniversary of deadly bus-train crash

Posted on December 13, 2011

GREELEY, Colo. — Many of the families of those who died in the horrific 1961 school bus-train crash near Greeley will meet to mark the 50th anniversary of their losses on Wednesday, The Greeley Tribune reports.

On Dec. 14, 1961, Duane Harms drove his school bus into the path of a passenger train, which he reportedly didn't see coming. Twenty children were killed.

Mary Opatril, who was 2 months old at the time, lost her brother Mark and her sister Kathy in the crash. “I don’t have any memories of them at all,” Opatril told The Greeley Tribune, “and that really kind of sucks.”

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Related Topics: fatalities, railroad crossing, school bus crash

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