Car collides with school bus, 1 dead

A car crashes head on with a West Milton school bus. Fatality and several injuries reported. (Jake Ryle / WDTN Photo)



MIAMI COUNTY, Ohio (WDTN) – The Miami County Coroner has confirmed the driver that died this morning was 21-year-old female Taylor Dickey who has family from Michigan.

The Miami County Sheriff’s office reports that Taylor’s last known address was in Troy.

The vehicle traveling at a high-speed on Westbound on Ohio State Route 55 and Kessler-Frederick Road in Miami County hit a school bus head-on Thursday shortly after 7 AM.

According to the Miami County Sheriff’s office, the vehicle was swerving around traffic when it collided with the bus.

Dave Duchak, Chief Deputy for the Miami County Sheriff’s Office, says the female driver for Milton-Union Schools appeared to be fine.

“It’s very tragic for the bus driver as well,” he added, “there’s nothing she could’ve done differently.”

2 NEWS has confirmed that of the middle and high school students on the bus, five kids were reported to have minor injuries. According to Principal Scott Bloom, the remaining students were picked up by parents and taken home. All the students involved in the crash were evaluated by medical personnel as a precaution.

Bloom tells 2 NEWS the bus driver did a, “great job keeping the kids safe.”

Administration says local clergy, counselors and staff are on hand to attend to any needs of the student body following this fatal crash.

Two students were taken to Dayton Children’s Medical Hospital for minor injuries. According to Miami County Sherrif’s office all students were released from the hospitals earlier this afternoon.

The driver of the car was ejected, and according to the Miami County Sheriff’s office, it is undetermined whether a seat belt was worn due to the severity of the damage done to the car.

The Sheriff’s Office confirms that the driver was pronounced dead on the scene.

2 NEWS will have a full report starting a 5 PM on Five on 2.

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