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Injury Traffic Collision Involving A School Bus

Date of News Release: 02/20/2009

(London, KY) - On Friday February 20, 2009 at approximately 4:09 PM EDT the Kentucky State Police Post 11 in London received a report, from the Wayne County 911 Center, of a two vehicle traffic crash involving a Wayne County School bus.

Upon arrival KSP Trooper Parrish Baker discovered that a 2007 school bus owned by Wayne County School Board, driven by Paula Koger, 46, of Monticello, was turning onto KY 92 from KY 3284 when it struck another vehicle in the side.

The second vehicle, a 1998 Ford Van, driven by Mary Bell, 61 of Monticello, was eastbound on KY 92 when it was struck causing it to leave the roadway, enter a ditch and come to rest in the eastbound lane.

Neither Koger nor the 21 student passengers on the bus received any injuries.

Ms. Bell was not injured but her passenger Chadwick Bell, 62, of Monticello was transported to the Wayne County Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

Seatbelts were in use and no drug or alcohol involvement is suspected.

Trooper Baker is in charge of the investigation and was assisted at the scene by the Wayne County EMS.

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