CLARK COUNTY, Ohio (WDTN) — A child is dead after a school bus crash in Clark County on Tuesday morning.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol reported that around 8:16 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 22, police were notified of a school bus crash on State Route 41 west of Ballentine Pike.
According to Sgt. Tyler Ross with the Public Affairs Unit of the OSHP, the school bus was traveling west on SR-41 when an eastbound-traveling 2010 Honda Odyssey went left of center, into the path of the school bus.
Ross reported that the school bus attempted to evade the Honda Odyssey, but made contact and then traveled off the right side of the roadway overturning.
One child was reportedly ejected from the bus and has succumbed to their injuries.
Ross said that a total of 52 children were on the bus and 23 of them were taken to area hospitals: 13 were transported by ambulance, 10 by personal means. One child is said to have sustained serious injuries, and the other 22 are in non-life-threatening condition.
The 68-year-old driver of the bus reportedly suffered minor injuries but was not taken to a hospital.
The 35-year-old driver of the van along with his 37-year-old passenger were transported to Springfield Regional Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.
A statement from Dayton Children’s reports that the hospital saw 22 children in relation to the incident. Some children were reportedly transported by ambulance, some by their parents.
Dayton Children’s said, “The Greater Dayton Area Hospital Association has declared a mass casualty incident, per it’s protocol. Dayton Children’s managed the situation with normal operations.”