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Guelph police officer killed in crash with city bus

Police tape demarking a crime scene.

JOHN LEHMANN/The GLOBE AND MAIL

A 26-year-old police officer in Guelph, Ont., has been killed in a crash early this morning.

Guelph police say Const. Jennifer Kovach was responding to a call when her cruiser crossed the centre line and hit a city bus shortly after 12:30 a.m.

Firefighters extracted Kovach from her cruiser and she was taken to hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

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Police say the bus driver was treated for minor injuries and there were no passengers on the bus at the time.

A statement from the Guelph police says Kovach exemplified the values of the service and was committed to making a difference.

Guelph police say Kovach was fulfilling her dream as a police officer and they will "forever remember her zest for life, her strong sense of adventure and her gregarious smile that brightened all our lives."

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