Ashland High School Student Killed in Crash with Bus

May 19, 2017 10:24 PM

An Ashland High School student was killed when his vehicle rear-ended a school bus Friday morning.

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The crash happened at about 7:45 a.m. on State Highway 112, about two miles south of Ashland. The Ashland County Sheriff's Office says a car driven by a 16-year-old Ashland High School student hit a bus that was slowing to make a left turn.

Initial reports were that the driver of the car was not breathing. The teen was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash by the Ashland County Coroner. 

Annette Meyer, the parent of an Ashland High Schooler says she drove up on the crash on her way home.

"I just happened to take that way home. The bus was cockeyed on the road and the car was in front or on the side of the bus and there wasn’t hardly anything left of it," said Meyer. "I have a teenager that's just starting to drive and it hit me so hard. I just felt so bad for those parents. I just cried all the way home."

There were 18 students on the bus.  Two were taken by ambulance to Memorial Medical Center, and the others were taken there by bus for evaluation.

The school district said in a Facebook post that all of the students on the bus and the bus driver have been released from the hospital.

Names of those involved have not been released because family members are still being notified.

Highway 112 remained closed in the area of the accident for several hours following the crash, but had reopened by mid-afternoon.


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