Pair dies after speeding car collides with school bus in Philadelphia

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Two people were killed Sunday after a car collided with a school bus in Philadelphia.

First responders arrived on the scene of the crash at around 9 p.m., according to WTXF-TV. A silver sedan had crashed head-on into the bus, completely destroying the sedan’s front end.

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A man and a woman in the car had died. Their identities weren’t released. Police said the car was driving well over the posted 45 mph speed limit, according to WPVI-TV. The car was then engulfed in flames.

WPVI-TV reported the school bus had just dropped off more than two dozen children at a local church right before it was rear-ended.

"It rear-ended the school bus with such impact it caused the Mercedes to go underneath the rear bumper of the school bus, and that impact apparently killed both the male driver and the female passenger. They were killed instantly," Philadelphia police Chief Inspector Scott Small.

There were no other injuries reported.

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