Bus, SUV involved in Tuesday morning crash

Sarah Hawley

August 28, 2013

POMEROY — Investigators were on the scene of a school bus crash around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday morning at the intersection of Ohio 143 and Ohio 7 near Pomeroy.

Lt. Max Norris of the Gallia-Meigs Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said a silver Chevy Blazer traveling on Ohio 143 failed to yield to the stop sign. The Meigs Local School Bus was traveling southbound on Ohio 7.

Impact between the vehicles occurred in the southbound lane of Ohio 7.

The Blazer traveled off the right side of the roadway over an embankment and came to rest in a ditch.

The school bus traveled off the left side of the roadway coming to rest in a ditch.

The driver of the Blazer, Victoria Walker, age 16, was cited for failure to yield to a stop sign according to the highway patrol. The school bus was driven by Gerry Wohlever, 43. Both were transported from the scene for further treatment.

There were approximately 21 children, students at Meigs Elementary School, on board the bus at the time.

All students were checked out by paramedics and were released a parent or guardian with the assistance of school personnel, the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office and EMS.

None of the children appeared to be injured.

Inspectors with the Ohio State Highway Patrol commercial vehicle unit were on scene to assist in the investigation.

The Pomeroy Fire Department was also on the scene.