1 dead, 1 seriously hurt after school bus crash in Clermont County

Published: Oct. 27, 2022 at 4:18 PM EDT
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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WXIX) - A woman is dead Thursday after a crash involving a school bus in Clermont County.

It happened around 3:24 p.m. on OH-222 between Big Indian and Caldwell roads in Bethel, according to the Batavia Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Sherri Cramer, 61, of Bethel, was driving north on 222 in a 2000 GMC Sierra when she crossed the center line in a tight curve, OSP says.

Cramer’s Sierra hit a southbound 2023 Integrated Coach School Bus driven by 60-year-old Donna Ames, of Milford.

The Sierra went off-road and hit a guardrail. The bus went off-road and hit a traffic sign.

Cramer was pronounced dead at the scene, per OSP.

Ames was seriously hurt. University of Cincinnati Air Care transported her to UC Medical Center.

Cramer was not wearing a seatbelt, OSP says.

Ames was wearing a seatbelt.

No children were on board the bus.

Felicity-Franklin Fire and EMS, Washington Township Fire and EMS, and the Clermont County Coroner’s Office provided assistance at the scene.

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