School bus driver killed in 3-vehicle Indiana County crash
Officials have identified a school bus driver who died in a three-vehicle accident Tuesday in Rayne Township, Indiana County.
There were no children on the Marion Center Area School District bus when it crashed at 3:41 p.m. on Route 85 at Dogwood Circle, state police said.
Indiana County Coroner Jerry Overman said firefighters freed the driver, Sarah Katherine Slovinsky, 34, of Beyer, from the severely damaged bus. The driver for Smith Bus Company was taken by ambulance from the scene and later succumbed to her injuries, police said.
The cause of death was yet to be determined. An autopsy is to be performed Wednesday, Overman said.
The drivers of a pickup truck and a sport-utility vehicle — identified by police as Darren D. Carr, 22, of Punxsutawney and Lori B. Gaston, 48, of Home — were not injured.
State police investigators remained at the scene after 8 p.m. and details of the crash reconstruction were not released.
According to police, Carr was headed west on Route 85 when he struck from behind a second vehicle that was stopped to turn left onto Dogwood Circle. Carr continued into the eastbound lane and struck the bus nearly head-on, police said.
Staff writer Renatta Signorini contributed. Jeff Himler is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Jeff at 724-836-6622, [email protected] or via Twitter @jhimler_news.