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Truck driver convicted for crash that tipped midstate school bus over

Written by The Associated Press | May 17, 2018 2:01 AM
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This undated photo provided by the Lancaster County Office of the District Attorney shows James Irvin III.

(Lancaster) -- A man accused of triggering a crash that caused a school bus carrying 14 students to tip over on a midstate highway last year has been convicted of numerous charges, including aggravated assault.

A judge found 47-year-old James Irvin III guilty in a nonjury trial.

Investigator say Irvin was trying to pass two tractor-trailers in May 2017 when he hit another vehicle that was escorting them.

That vehicle then sideswiped the oncoming bus, which struck one of the tractor-trailers and tipped over.

Authorities say Irvin fled the scene and was arrested about a week later.

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

A six -year-old boy was pinned under the bus, and a 16-year-old suffered a fracture in his spine. No one was killed.

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