ETNA, Ohio (AP) — A federal investigator looking into an Ohio bus crash that killed three students, two parents and a teacher with a high school band group praised on Wednesday the “good Samaritans” who rushed to the scene of the highway crash.
National Transportation Safety Board Chair Jennifer Homendy said numerous police and fire departments responded to the scene shortly after the Tuesday crash on westbound Interstate 70 in Licking County, about 26 miles (42 kilometers) east of Columbus. Among them were some Gahanna officers who were heading to a training event when they learned of the accident and went directly to the scene.
Homendy said the safety board team went to the scene Wednesday for the first time to get an overview of the site and start looking for cameras and other evidence from the five vehicles involved in the crash. The team will likely be in the area for five to seven days, and a preliminary report would likely be issued within the next few weeks, Homendy said.
She said there was “conflicting information” about the sequence of events that led to the chain-reaction crash, which also involved an SUV and a…
Read the full article here