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Charges placed against driver in Monday bus crash

19 April 2016 News


Bus crash on John Marshall Highway. (Photo courtesy of Greg Butler.)

Bus crash on John Marshall Highway. (Photo courtesy of Greg Butler.)

FRONT ROYAL, VA–Charges have been placed in the Monday afternoon accident involving two charter bur returning E.Wilson Morrison students, teachers and chaperones from a field trip.

According to Virginia State Police spokesman Sgt. Les Tyler, the driver of the second charter bus involved in Monday’s Warren County Public School field trip accident has been charged. Carlton Roman, 57, of Front Royal, has been charged with “Following too Close”.

The accident involved two Richards Charter Buses, and a 2013 Honda, four-door sedan. The sedan was westbound and stopped behind a vehicle waiting to turn into the High Knob entrance. The second charter bus driven by Roman then hit the lead bus, driving it into the Honda sedan.

The first bus was driven by Deborah Turner, 58, of Luray. The Honda was driven by Michael Steeil, 35, of Trenton, New Jersey. All three drivers were among the injured, according to the state police.

All involved vehicles were westbound on U.S. Route 55.

Submitted by Roger Bianchini


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