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Utah woman dies in crash involving school bus in Silver Spring Township

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A Utah woman is dead after a school bus ran a stop sign and struck a passenger car in Silver Spring Township Tuesday afternoon, Pennsylvania State Police in Carlisle reported.

Sadie D. Wells, 20, of Kaysville, Utah, the front seat passenger in a Chevrolet Cruze, was pronounced dead at the scene while three others in the same vehicle were transported to the hospital, according to state police. Officials said one of the three had serious injuries. No other names have been released, and information was not available on the extent of the injuries.

Cumberland County spokeswoman Megan Silverstrim said two vehicles were involved in the crash, including a school bus from Cumberland Valley School District. Cumberland Valley, along with other school districts in the county, issued an early dismissal for students on Tuesday.

Cumberland Valley School District said in a news release the school bus was transporting high school and Eagle View Middle School students, with 32 students on board the bus. One student was transported to Holy Spirit Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

State Police investigated the crash, which happened at about 12:54 p.m. at the intersection of West Trindle Road and South Locust Point Road in Silver Spring Township, near the border to Monroe Township.

Edmund C. Clapper, 68, of Mechanicsburg, was driving the school bus south on North Locust Point Road when he failed to stop at the stop sign and struck the Chevrolet Cruze on the passenger side, police said. Troopers did not identify the driver of the car, but said the car was traveling west on Trindle Road at the time of the crash. Both vehicles came to a final rest in a field southwest of the intersection.

The school district said that following emergency protocols, district administration went to the scene of the crash. An administrator and school nurse were at Holy Spirit to provide support to students and first responders. District personnel notified parents of students on the bus about the crash, and were in communication with the county's emergency management services, district officials said.

District officials said students were transported back to the high school and picked up by their parents. School counselors and nurses were available during pickup and will continue to be available throughout the week for any student or staff member who seeks support, district officials said.

"Our thoughts are with those individuals, the students and their families who were involved in this tragic circumstance," the district said in a news release.

Crews closed Trindle Road from Simmons Road to Boiling Springs Road to investigate the scene.

The crash also knocked down nearby poles, which temporarily cut power to 360 PPL customers in that area.

State Police were assisted at the scene by the Cumberland County Coroner's Office, Silver Spring Township Police, West Shore EMS, Silver Spring EMS, Hampden EMS, Carlisle EMS, Monroe Fire Company, New Kingstown Fire Company and fire police.


Posted earlier on Cumberlink:

A Utah woman is dead after a two-vehicle crash involving a school bus in Silver Spring Township Tuesday.

Sadie Wells, 20, of Kaysville, Utah, was pronounced dead at the scene, and three others in the same vehicle were transported to the hospital, one of whom officials said had serious injuries. 

Cumberland County spokeswoman Megan Silverstrim said two vehicles were involved in the crash, including a school bus from Cumberland Valley School District. Cumberland Valley, along with other school districts in the county, issued an early dismissal for students on Tuesday.

Cumberland Valley School District said in a news release the school bus was transporting high school and Eagle View Middle School students, with 32 students on board the bus. One student was transported to Holy Spirit Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

Pennsylvania State Police is still investigating the crash, which happened a little before 1 p.m. on West Trindle Road at South Locust Point Road in Monroe Township.

The school district said that following emergency protocols, district administration went to the scene of the crash. An administrator and school nurse were at Holy Spirit to provide support to students and first responders. District personnel notified parents of students on the bus about the crash, and were in communication with the county's emergency management services, district officials said.

District officials said students were transported back to the high school and picked up by their parents. School counselors and nurses were available during pickup and will continue to be available throughout the week for any student or staff member who seeks support, district officials said.

"Our thoughts are with those individuals, the students and their families who were involved in this tragic circumstance," the district said in a news release.

Crews closed Trindle Road from Simmons Road to Boiling Springs Road to investigate the scene.

The crash also knocked down nearby poles, which temporarily cut power to 360 PPL customers in that area.


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Posted earlier on Cumberlink:

Cumberland County Coroner Charley Hall said a female front-seat passenger was killed after a two-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon on West Trindle Road at Locust Point Road in Monroe Township, abc27 reports.

Hall said no students were seriously hurt, but one had a head injury and another had a nosebleed. One student was taken to the hospital, according to Cumberland County spokeswoman Megan Silverstrim.

Three people in the sedan were also transported to the hospital, and abc27 reports that one had serious injuries.

The extent of injuries was unknown, and their names were not immediately released.

West Trindle Road remains closed between Simmons Road and Boiling Springs Road as crews investigate the crash.

There were a few hundred people without power due to downed poles in the crash, but PPL reported that only 65 customers remain without power in that area, with an estimated repair time of 8 p.m.


Posted earlier on Cumberlink:

One person is dead and others were transported to the hospital after a crash involving a school bus in Monroe Township Tuesday afternoon.

Cumberland County spokeswoman Megan Silverstrim confirmed that one person in a sedan was killed after the two-vehicle crash on West Trindle Road and Locust Point Road.

Though early reports indicated the students on the Cumberland Valley School District bus were OK, Silverstrim said one student was transported to the hospital for injuries.

She added that three others in the other vehicle were also injured and transported to the hospital.


Posted earlier on Cumberlink:

The Cumberland County Coroner is heading to the scene of a crash involving a school bus in Monroe Township Tuesday afternoon.

Cumberland County spokeswoman Megan Silverstrim said the coroner is heading to the scene, but had previously noted that there are no injuries from students on the packed school bus. ABC27 said a person in the other vehicle involved in the crash is dead.

The news station also confirmed that the bus is from Cumberland Valley School District.

West Trindle Road is being closed between Simmons and Boiling Springs roads as first responders investigate the scene.

PPL reports there are 360 customers without power in the area, and the estimated repair time is 4 p.m.

Check back to Cumberlink.com as more information becomes available.


Posted earlier on Cumberlink:

Emergency crews are responding to a crash involving a school bus in Monroe Township.

Around 12:45 p.m. crews were dispatched to the intersection of South Locust Point Road and West Trindle Road in Monroe Township for a report of a crash involving a school bus.

Cumberland County spokeswoman Megan Silverstrim said that initial reports stated that there were no injuries on the bus.

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