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Car hits school bus in Ohio; 4 injured

Four people were injured Friday morning in Paulding County, Ohio when a teenager drove left of center and crashed into a Wayne Trace Elementary School bus, police said.

At 9:40 a.m., a 2004 Bluebird school bus driven by Vicky Etzler, 45, of Payne, was northbound, coming from Wayne Trace Junior/Senior High School on U.S. 127 when a southbound 2002 Saturn driven by Jacob Dingus, 17, swerved over the centerline, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Van Wert Post.

Etzler drove the school bus off the right side of the highway, and the bus was struck on the left side by Dingus.

The bus came to rest across both lanes of U.S. 127, north of County Road 60, and Dingus continued off the left side of the road before coming to rest in a field, police said.

Dingus was taken to Van Wert County Hospital and was treated and released.

Etzler and two students on the bus were treated at the scene by emergency workers. It was not clear Friday how many students were on the bus.

U.S. 127 was temporarily closed Friday morning as crews worked to clear the area. The crash remains under investigation.

jcrothers@jg.net

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