- Six dead after Ohio bus accident.
- Dozens were injured.
- The accident is being investigated.
Ohio authorities reported a fatal bus accident on Interstate 70 that also involved four other vehicles.
According to officials, six people were killed in the deadly accident.
Likewise, it was reported that dozens of people were injured in the tragedy.
At the moment, the school district and Governor Mike DeWine have given statements on the matter and are awaiting the results of the investigation.
Deadly Ohio bus accident
In a tragic incident that has shocked Ohio residents, local authorities reported the death of six people and dozens of injuries.
This was due to a fatal accident on Interstate 70, which involved a charter bus carrying high school students, and four other vehicles.
According to Cleveland 19, Director of the Licking County Emergency Management Agency, Sean Grady, confirmed the deaths.
«The charter bus was transporting students from a school in eastern Ohio. There were a total of 57 people on board,” Grady confirmed.
What is known about the Ohio bus accident?
Officers responding to the scene of the accident confirmed that the incident had devastating consequences, claiming innocent lives.
They also stated that there were five vehicles involved in the crash, including the semi-truck and the charter bus.
Furthermore, Gadry stated that «the truck rear-ended the Pioneer Trails bus shortly before 9 a.m. on I-70 west.»
The magnitude of the tragedy became evident when the images of the accident were released, showing emergency teams working to rescue survivors.
What happened to the survivors?
Governor Mike DeWine, along with officials from the Ohio State Highway Patrol, confirmed the deaths of the three people.
The ongoing investigation hopes to find answers regarding the circumstances that led to this tragic accident.
The school, for its part, has offered support to the affected families and made statements in this regard. Likewise, the Tuscarawas Valley Local School District released a statement.
The school district released a statement
Tuscarawas Valley Local School District Superintendent Dr. Derek Varansky released an online statement.
«I have devastating and heartbreaking news to report,» the statement begins.
«Today, a charter bus carrying Tusky Valley students and chaperones on the way to the Ohio School Boards Association conference in Columbus was involved in a very serious accident.»
«We understand from law enforcement that there may be multiple serious injuries and we are working to learn the details,» he continued.
Support for the families
The school district has offered support for affected families and students who may have been on the bus at the time of the accident.
«We will share news with you as we are able, including our plans for upcoming school days and events,» Varansky added.
«Right now, our focus is on getting in touch with our Tusky Valley families who had loved ones on the bus and providing support to our entire school community.»
“Our Trojan family is strong and it will take that strength and love to get through these coming difficult days,” the superintendent concluded.
The community has come together following the devastating crash
The local community has come together in solidarity, organizing support centers for people who were affected by the incident.
Marita Salkowski, regional communications director for the American Red Cross of Central and Southern Ohio, announced details about the incident and available support.
«A center was set up at a United Methodist Church in Etna where bus passengers who do not need medical attention can go to contact loved ones,» she reported.
Also, she noted that they had issued a request for more blood from a hospital in the area. To watch video click HERE.