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Traffic Crash (Involving a school bus) in Clay County

Date of News Release: 10/16/2008

(London, KY) - On Thursday October 16, 2008 at 4:24 PM EDT the Kentucky State Police Post 11, London, received a report of a two vehicle traffic crash with injury, on KY 11, 4 miles south of Manchester in Clay County.

Upon arrival Trooper Nick Metcalf determined that a 1995 white Ford Ranger pickup truck, operated by Glen Shope, 75, of La Follette, TN, was northbound on KY 11 when it lost control, on the rain soaked roadway, in a curve. The truck then crossed the centerline, struck a 1996 yellow International school bus, operated by Rosalie Hoskins, 45, of Manchester, KY, in the front and traveled over an embankment coming to rest against a tree.

Mr. Shope and his passenger, Pauline Shope, 70, of La Follette, TN, were transported the Manchester Memorial Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

Ms. Hoskins and one passenger of the bus, Donetta Williams, 32, of Manchester, KY, were transported the Manchester Memorial Hospital for treatment of their injuries.

Three children, who were passengers on the bus, but not injured, were transported the Manchester Memorial Hospital as a precaution.

KSP Trooper Nick Metcalf is investigating in the incident and was assisted at the scene by officers of the Kentucky State Police, the Clay County EMS, the Horse Creek Fire Department and the Lockards Creek Fire Department.

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