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SUFFIELD, Conn. (AP) — A bus carrying tobacco farm workers has collided head-in with a pickup truck in Connecticut, sending 21 people to the hospital for evaluations.

Suffield Fire Chief Chuck Flynn says the crash occurred at about 5:45 a.m. Tuesday on Route 168.

None of the injuries was considered life threatening. Twenty people on the bus and one person in the pickup all managed to get out of their vehicles on their own. A small fire on the bus was quickly extinguished.

Police posted a picture of the crash on Facebook showing the bus off the road and straddling the guardrail. The crash remains under investigation

Suffield is a town of about 16,000 people, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) north of Hartford.

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