5 taken to hospital for evaluation after car hits school bus in Cambridge City

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Four Western Wayne Schools students were taken to Reid Health after a car collided into their school bus.

The auto’s driver told investigators that her windshield was frosted over, and she didn’t see the bus, said Wayne County Sheriff Randy Retter.

The crash occurred the morning of Jan. 11 at the intersection of North Graham and Delaware streets in Cambridge City.

Tonya Mills, 55, of New Castle, was driving southbound from the parking lot at Stone Gate Apartments, 301 N. Graham St., when she struck the center of the westbound bus with her 2013 Chrysler 200, a news release said.

The initial investigation did not indicate drugs or alcohol playing a role in the accident, Retter said.

Sarah Gerkin, 40, of Cambridge City, was driving children to school at the time of the accident.

Four students of varying ages were taken to the Richmond hospital for evaluation of possible minor injuries.

Mills was taken to Reid Health for the evaluation of a head injury.

None of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening or critical, and all patients were ambulatory and oriented when being transported to the hospital, Retter said.

Mills has been cited for failure to yield.

Wayne County Sheriff’s Office received assistance at the scene from Cambridge City Police Department, Cambridge City Volunteer Fire Department, Reid Health EMS, Indiana State Police and Road One Towing.

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