Newton Falls bus driver cited for crash in Braceville Township

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BRACEVILLE TWP., Ohio (WYTV) – A Newton Falls school bus driver was cited for striking another vehicle while children were on board.

The accident occurred around 4 p.m. Monday at the intersection of State Route 534 and State Route 5 in Braceville Township, according to a news release from Ohio State Highway Patrol.

The bus driver, 33-year-old Sarah Currance, was northbound on Route 534 and turning left onto Route 5. A 2006 Nissan Altima, driven by 35-year-old Mark Paul, of Zanesville was eastbound on Route 5, slowing to a stop for a red traffic signal.

During Currance’s left turn, the rear left side of the bus traveled over the center line, striking the Nissan. There were eight children on the bus at the time of the accident, but no injuries were reported, according to Highway Patrol.

Currance was cited for rules for turns at intersections.

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