8 students, bus driver injured after school bus crash in Perry County

Credit: WBNS-10TV

THORNVILLE, Ohio - Eight students and the driver of a school bus were injured after the bus was involved in a crash in Perry County on Thursday, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

OSHP Lieutenant Aaron Vollmer said there were 25 students on the Northern Local School District bus along with the driver at the time of the crash that happened ​near the intersection of State Route 204 and State Route 13.

The district said the students attend Sheridan High School.

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Vollmer said the bus and a car crashed and the bus flipped onto its side.

None of the injuries are life-threatening, according to Vollmer.

Vollmer said the bus was headed northbound on SR-13 and the car was headed eastbound on SR-204 when the crash happened.

Troopers said the students and the driver were taken to Licking Memorial Hospital.

In a press release, OSHP said the driver of the car was taken to Mount Carmel East with serious injuries.

OSHP said the driver of the car did not stop at a red light and was struck by the bus.

Vollmer said the driver had a suspended license and investigators learned there was a warrant out for his arrest.

The roads are expected to be closed in the area of the crash for a few hours.