School bus crash still under investigation
Wednesday, September 09, 2009 11:00 AM
A crash involving a Switzerland County school bus started when the driver of a pickup truck rear-ended a car, then swerved into the path of the bus, Switzerland County Sheriff Nathan Hughes said.
The driver of the pickup, Ted Max Frost, 63, of Cambridge City, was taken to University of Cincinnati Hospital, where he had surgery to repair injuries that were reported as non-life threatening, Hughes said.
Six children were taken to King's Daughters' Hospital, where they were treated and released. The driver of the rear-ended car, Carrianne Wilhoite, 35, of Vevay, drove herself to the hospital, where she was treated and released with minor back pain.
Hughes said that around 7:50 a.m. Tuesday, Frost was traveling east on State Road 156 near the intersection of Tapps Ridge Road when he saw a vehicle driven by Wilhoite stopped in the same lane of traffic and turning left onto Tapps Ridge Road.
Frost was unable to stop in time without rear-ending Wilhoite's vehicle, then swerved to the left and into the lane of the school bus driven by Jerry Monjar, 46, of Patriot, who was traveling west on State Road 156.
Officers from the Switzerland County Sheriff's Department, Vevay Police, Indiana State Police, as well as members of the Jeff-Craig Fire Department and Switzerland County EMS responded to the collision.
The crash is under investigation.