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Bus crash victim heading home

FORT PIERCE, FL (WFLX) - A St. Lucie County 5th grader, seriously injured in a school bus accident, is set to finally go home Wednesday after weeks of recovery.

Frances K. Sweet Elementary school student Joey Yannucci, 11, has been hospitalized since March 26, when a school bus crash injured several students and killed 9-year-old Aaron Beauchamp.

Yannucci suffered very serious injuries in the crash, and went through a medically induced coma for nearly three weeks. He was then taken to Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital in Hollywood.

Yannucci's family expects to finally bring him home today to start another part of his road to recovery.

Family members and friends plan to line the street welcoming Yannucci home later this afternoon.

On the family's Web site -- Yannucci says he is anxious to get back to school.

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