Bus, vehicle crash sends 3 to hospital in Kenton

By Jennifer Peryam - jperyam@limanews.com

HARDIN COUNTY — A vehicle and bus collided Thursday afternoon, sending three people to hospitals.

According to a press release from the Hardin County Sheriff’s office, a two-vehicle injury crash was reported to Hardin County Dispatch at 3:32 p.m. Thursday.

The crash occurred at the intersection of county Road 115 and 180 south of Kenton. A car driven by Bradley D. Harshfield, 28, of Bellefontaine, was traveling west on county Road 180, and he failed to yield at a stop sign and struck a Simon Kenton schools bus that was going north on county Road 115. The bus was being driven by Anna LaWarre, 49, of Kenton. The bus monitor, Melissa Moore, 52, of Kenton, was the only passenger on the bus.

Harshfield was flown from the scene by medical helicopter to Grant Medical Center in Columbus. His condition was unknown Friday night. LaWarre and Moore were both transported by ambulance to Hardin Memorial Hospital. LaWarre was discharged Thursday night, and Moore was transferred to another hospital in fair condition, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

Sheriff’s deputies were assisted at the scene by BKP Ambulance, Kenton Fire Department and Kenton Fire Ambulance; BMRT Fire Department and MBRT Ambulance; MedFlight and Minich’s Towing.


By Jennifer Peryam


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