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OSCEOLA, Iowa  —  The Iowa State Patrol says a pregnant woman and her stepson were killed in a two vehicle accident near Osceola on Friday evening.

The woman was southbound on Highway 69 around 6:00 pm when she lost control and was hit by a northbound truck.  The woman and her two-year old stepson were both killed.  The driver of the truck was not injured.

Authorities are not releasing the names of those killed.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

WEST ORANGE, N.J. — A snowstorm that caused chaos for commuters Thursday also left more than two hundred students stranded in New Jersey schools overnight.

School buses were unable to get to schools in West Orange, forcing the district to keep the children overnight into Friday.

Administrators and teachers played host to kids at eight West Orange public schools, including a preschool, who couldn’t get home. Liberty Middle School housed the most students, with about 25 teachers looking after about 100 students overnight.

The school’s principal kept the public updated with pictures and the latest information on their students, who were kept entertained and fed.

As of 5:30 a.m. Friday, staff began serving students French toast for breakfast.

District officials hoped roads would be clear Friday morning so buses could take the students home, but snow began to fall again.

Police drove students whose families couldn’t pick them up back to their homes, school officials said.

A handful of students remained at school as of 9 a.m.

West Orange public schools will be closed Friday.