UPDATE: School Bus, Car Collided Head-On Near Dillsboro

Posted On January 17, 2018

By Mike Perleberg

Update published at 11:57 a.m.:

Little to no damage was done to a South Dearborn Community Schools bus which was struck by another vehicle on a slick country road Wednesday morning.

A passenger car struck the stopped school bus head-on on Sangamaw Road just after 9:00 a.m.

Nine students were aboard the bus at the time, says South Dearborn Community Schools Superintendent John Mehrle, who was on the scene. None of the students or the bus driver were hurt.

Parents of the students were contacted. The children, most of them bound for Dillsboro Elementary, were taken on to school by school administrators.

Mehrle commended the actions of the bus driver. “She handled the situation very professionally and took good care of our students.”

The driver of the other vehicle, 27-year-old Donna Walker of Aurora, was initially reported to be injured, but dispatchers said all involved in the accident refused transport to the hospital. The Dearborn County Sheriff’s Department says Walker was cited for having expired plates and no proof of insurance.


Original story published at 9:35 a.m.:

(Dillsboro, Ind.) – Police, fire, and EMS are responding to a crash involving a school bus in Dearborn County Wednesday morning.

The bus and a passenger vehicle collided head-on on the 15600 block of Sangamaw Road, located west of Dillsboro, just after 9:00 a.m.

Radio communications indicate there were students aboard the bus at the time of the crash, however, the students or the bus driver were not reported to be injured. The driver of the other vehicle was reportedly hurt.

The crash is in the South Dearborn Community Schools District, which is operating on a two-hour delay Wednesday.