Bus flips on side in Liberty Twp., closing Belmont Avenue

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A bus and SUV crashed, trapping a person inside the SUV

LIBERTY TWP., Ohio (WKBN) – A bus flipped over in Liberty Township Monday morning.

The crash happened around 8:15 a.m. on Belmont Avenue at Tibbetts Wick Road.

State troopers said a Community Bus and an SUV crashed.

“At this point with witness accounts, it’s determined that the bus was southbound on State Route 193 and the SUV failed to yield at a red light going westbound on Tibbets Wick striking the bus causing it to rollover,” said OSP Lt. Brian Vail.

A trooper said 10 people were on the bus, including eight children.

The special education students on the bus ranged in age from preschool through 12th grade. They are from all over Trumbull County and would have been dropped off at various locations.

No one on the bus was hurt.

A person was trapped inside the SUV and crews had to work to get them out. The trooper told us a passenger was hurt and taken to the hospital.

The trooper said the bus was headed south on Belmont and the SUV was coming from the west. The SUV driver didn’t stop and hit the bus, the trooper said.

The SUV driver, Christine Twaddle, was cited for failure to yield and distracted driving.

The crash is still under investigation. Officials said drugs and alcohol were not a factor in the crash.

Belmont Avenue was closed, but since reopened.

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