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Saugus MBTA bus crash injures six

(Owen O'Rourke)

UPDATE: The driver of the SUV, 47-year-old Kathleen Callahan of Saugus, has died from injuries sustained in the crash.

SAUGUS — Six people were injured after an SUV and MBTA bus collided on Essex Street Sunday afternoon.

Police responded to the crash shortly before 4 p.m. and learned a Route 429 MBTA bus traveling toward Lynn in the area of 190 Essex St. near Felton Street was struck head-on by a Ford SUV driven by a 47-year-old woman, Transit Police said.

The woman driving the Ford was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries. The four passengers of of the MBTA bus and the driver were taken to a local hospital with minor injuries, police said.

Police said the driver of the Ford was initially traveling in the opposite lane, but may have struck a parked vehicle, causing her to veer into the MBTA bus lane and strike it head-on.

Transit Police are investigating the cause and circumstances of the accident.

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