Crash involving Stark County school bus, pickup truck sends three to the hospital


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The Canton Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is currently investigating an injury crash involving a Stark County Board of DD Bus and a Ford F-150.

The crash occurred on Monday, May 6 around 4:05 P.M. on Georgetown Street NE near State Route 44 in Nimishillen Township, Stark County.

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According to officials, the Stark County School Bus, a 2020 Freightliner, was westbound on Georgetown Street NE with only the driver and an aid on board. A 26-year-old Louisville resident was driving a 2015 Ford F-150 east on the same road. He was the sole occupant of the F-150.

The crash happened when the bus veered off the right side of the road, hitting a ditch and a culvert before re-entering the roadway, according to information released by the patrol. After re-entering, the bus crossed the center line and collided with the F-150, which was partially stopped on the south side of the road. The impact caused the bus to overturn, blocking the roadway. Rayburn’s vehicle was pushed into a ditch and rolled onto its side.

All three individuals involved were transported to local hospitals in Stark County for treatment of their injuries.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol has not released the name of the bus driver involved in the crash.

The crash remains under investigation. Authorities do not suspect drugs or alcohol to be factors in the incident.