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Church bus involved in fatal crash in southern Ohio

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Posted at 7:30 PM, Feb 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-02 19:32:37-05

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, Oh. (WCPO) — A church bus and a car were involved in a deadly crash Sunday morning, dispatchers told WCPO and the Journal-News.

Ohio State Highway Patrol dispatchers said that a crash at Dixie Highway and Manchester Road killed the driver of the church bus.

Two other people were transported to area hospitals, dispatchers told WCPO.

OSHP officials said there were children on the bus at the time of the crash. There were no other serious injuries.

Doyle Burke, Warren County Chief Coroner’s investigator, identified the driver as Archie Cheeseman, 59, of Middletown, according to the Journal-News.

The intersection was closed while Duke Energy crews worked around live wires knocked down by the crash.

The Journal-News is a media partner of WCPO 9 News.