Man accused in school bus hit-and-run facing new charges

More than a dozen people were injured, including a first grader who suffered serious injuries after being ejected from the bus

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LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) – A Pennsylvania 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.

The Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office says 46-year-old James Irvin III 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 mph (112 kph) 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 injured 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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