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Empty school bus crashes into unoccupied Newton home

The cause of the crash is under investigation by Newton fire and police departments.

Wendy Maeda/Globe Staff

The cause of the crash is under investigation by Newton fire and police departments.

An empty school bus crashed into an unoccupied home in Newton this morning.

No injuries were reported to the driver, Newton officials said.

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Newton police and firefighters responded to the crash at 543 Dedham St. at about 8:30 a.m., according to Newton Police Lieutenant Bruce Apotheker. A second vehicle with one occupant was involved in the crash.

The driver of that car was arrested for driving without a valid license, the fire department said in a tweet.

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The cause of the crash is under investigation by the Newton fire and police departments.

Eastbound traffic on Dedham street was shut down and commuters were urged to avoid the area, according to the fire department’s social media accounts. The street has been reopened.

The school bus is owned by the Eastern Bus Co.

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No other information was immediately available.

Catalina Gaitan can be reached at catalina.gaitan@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter at @catalina_gaitan.
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