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Willard school bus involved in crash

By Norwalk Reflector staff • Updated Jan 6, 2018 at 1:30 AM

WILLARD — A Willard City Schools bus was involved in a traffic accident Thursday afternoon.

The school bus, which was being driven by Gary Robison and transporting 21 passengers, was traveling east on East Tiffin Avenue at 4:09 p.m. when an oncoming car spun out on ice and collided head-on with the bus, according to a Willard police report.

There were no injuries reported, police said.

Among the passengers on the bus were 18 high school students and three adults.

School had been canceled that day, due to frigid weather. However, Robison, 54, of 643 S. Conwell Ave., Willard, was taking the boys’ basketball team and others to Vermilion for a game. Willard ended up losing the Sandusky Bay Conference Bay division matchup, 54-45.

"Very thankful no one was hurt tonight on the way to the game when our bus was involved in an accident,” head coach Joe Bedingfield said. “Our guys still came to battle a very good Vermilion team step in the right direction. We will continue to improve."

Kamryn McKelvey, 22, of 601 Cedar Drive, Willard, was driving the other vehicle, a 2003 Hyundai Elantra. Her vehicle sustained heavy front-end damage.

The bus, which is No. 3 among the district’s fleet, sustained damage to the driver’s side front corner.

The accident report shows McKelvey’s vehicle was going 25 mph and the bus was going 30 mph when the accident occurred. The speed limit in that area is 35 mph.

No citations were issued.

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