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Midstate man arrested in hit-and-run crash with school bus

Written by The Associated Press | May 25, 2017 11:18 AM
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Photo by Lancaster County Office of the District Attorney

This undated photo provided by the Lancaster County Office of the District Attorney shows James Irvin III,who was arraigned Wednesday, May 24, 2017, on multiple felony and misdemeanor charges related to the May 17 hit-and-run crash with a school bus that hurt more than a dozen people.

(Lancaster) -- Police in Pennsylvania have arrested a man they say drove a car involved in a hit-and-run crash with a school bus that injured more than a dozen people. One first grader was ejected from the bus and seriously injured.

Forty-six-year-old James Irvin III was arraigned Wednesday on multiple felony and misdemeanor charges related to the May 17 crash.

Irvin's driver's license was suspended in 2004.

Police say he tried to pass two tractor trailers but hit one of their escort vehicles. That vehicle then sideswiped the oncoming bus, which tipped over after hitting one of the tractor trailers.

The bus was transporting 14 Lancaster Mennonite students from Chester County.

Lancaster County District Attorney Craig Stedman says the 6-year-old boy who was ejected is improving but remains hospitalized.

A message seeking comment from Irvin wasn't immediately returned Thursday. No attorney information is available.

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