Records: Driver in Perry County crash with school bus has not had valid license since 2000

Authorities responded to the scene of a school bus crash on Thursday morning. (WBNS)
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PERRY COUNTY, Ohio — Eight students and the driver of a school bus were injured after the bus was involved in a crash with another car in Perry County on Thursday, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

OSHP Lieutenant Aaron Vollmer said crash happened ​near the intersection of State Route 204 and State Route 13.

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

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Vollmer said the driver had a suspended license and investigators learned there was a warrant out for his arrest. BMV records show the driver has not had a valid license since 2000 and has two OVIs on his record.

10TV is not identifying the driver at this time because he has not been charged in the crash.

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

The district said the students attend Sheridan High School. There were 25 students on the Northern Local School District bus along with the driver at the time of the crash.

Northern Local Schools Superintendent Tom Perkins says he will see that bus om his dreams for years to come.

“That's the worst thing I could ever see as a superintendent or parent. That's not an image I'm going to be able to remove,” he said.