OHP Marion Investigates Fatal Crash Involving School Bus

OHP Marion Investigates Fatal Crash Involving School Bus

  • 9/20/2019 9:06:37 PM
  • Seth Byrd
  • Local News

MARION, OH- The Ohio Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash involving a school bus that occurred early afternoon, on September 20th. Troopers responded to a crash on State Route 47 in Prospect Township, in Marion County. 

29-year old Jeremy J. Holsinger Jr. of Marion, was driving northbound on Gooding Road in a 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier. He failed to yield at the intersection of State Route 47 as 61-year old Beverly Tidd of Prospect, was driving in a 2010 Blue Bird School Bus, traveling westbound on State Route 47 approaching the intersection of Gooding Road. 

Holsinger's Cavalier entered the intersection and was struck on the right front passenger side. The cavalier continued off the right side of the roadway and into a corn field. The bus continued off of the right side of the road and into a corn field.

Holsinger was pronounced dead on the scene. He was not wearing his seatbelt at the time of the accident. 

Tidd was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital to be treated for her injuries. 

There were two middle school age students on the bus at the time of the accident. One of the students was taken to Marion General Hospital by first responders on scene. The bus driver and one student received non-life threatening injuries. 

The crash is still under investigation by the Marion Post of the State Highway Patrol with assisting agencies consisting of the Marion County Sheriff's Office, Fort Morrow Fire Department, Battle Run Fire Department, Pleasant Township Fire Department and Elgin School District Staff. 

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