OSP finds driver in school bus hit & skip

(WDTN Photo/Mike Burianek)
(WDTN Photo/Mike Burianek)

ENON, Ohio (WDTN) — Some elementary school students in Enon were shaken up Wednesday morning when a van crashed into their bus and the driver left the scene.

Troopers with the Ohio State Highway Patrol said Sarah Shy, 25, of Springfield, was going too fast for the road conditions. They said her brakes locked up, causing her to slam into a Greenon Local School bus. They said following the crash, she fled the scene. Wednesday afternoon, OSP troopers found Shy thanks to some witnesses who took video of the crash.

A total of 29 students were on board the bus ranging from ages 5 to 10 years old, but none of them were hurt.

The crash happened in the 800 block of Old Mill Road in Enon around 8 a.m. Wednesday.

Officials said Shy drove left of center, and side swiped about 20 feet of the bus. The bus was driveable, but will need to be fixed.

With another round of winter heading our way Friday, officials have some advice for drivers.

“Don’t be in a hurry. Days like today, we do what we can to help people out,” said OSP Springfield Post Commander Lt. Brian Aller. “ODOT is out. All the townships are out. All the cities are out with snow plows, and salt, and things like that. You just have to use caution. They can’t get every road, every hour of the day. They do what they can with what they have.”

Troopers say Shy is charged with failure to control, leaving the scene of a crash, and not having a valid Ohio license. She will be in court February 3.

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