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More charges for man accused in Lancaster County school bus hit-and-run

Written by The Associated Press | Jul 11, 2017 5:09 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) --The Lancaster County district attorney says the man accused of driving a car involved in a hit-and-run crash with a school bus is facing five new charges.

46-year-old James Irvin is now facing felony counts of aggravated assault and aggravated assault by vehicle in addition to lesser charges.

A crash reconstruction indicates Irving was driving around 70 miles-per-hour when he hit a vehicle escorting a tractor-trailer May 17.

That vehicle sideswiped an oncoming bus, which then tipped over.

The crash injured more than a dozen people, including a first-grader who suffered serious injuries after being ejected from the bus.

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

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

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