FM bus driver cited in after school crash

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DARKE COUNTY – A Franklin Monroe bus driver was cited for causing a collision Friday afternoon.

Approximately 2:49 p.m. Darke County Deputies, Arcanum Rescue and Arcanum Fire were dispatched to Hogpath Road and Gordon Landis Road in reference to a two vehicle injury accident.

Preliminary investigation revealed a yellow 2015 Blue Bird Franklin Monroe school bus driven by Paul Peters, 67, of Arcanum, Ohio was stopped northbound on Gordon Landis Road at the posted stop sign at Hogpath Road. Peters failed to yield after a stop sign traveling into the path of a westbound white 2008 Nissan Ultima driven by 16 year old female of Greenville, Ohio. The white Nissan struck the school bus in the right front.

There were 12 juvenile passengers aboard the school bus with no injuries reported. There was one male passenger in the Nissan Ultima with no injury reported. The 16 year old was transported to Wayne HealthCare by Arcanum Rescue where she was treated and released.

Investigation revealed Paul Peters failed to yield after a clearly marked stop sign, he was issued a citation.

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