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Police Investigating Crash Involving School Bus

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WILMINGTON, Del.- Delaware State Police are investigating a Monday morning two-vehicle crash involving a school bus that left two people injured north of New Castle.

Troopers said that shortly before 7 a.m., 49-year-old Lesia A. Bass of Newark was operating a 2001 International School Bus, owned by First Student Inc., and was attempting to make a left-hand turn onto westbound Rogers Road from northbound New Castle Avenue, north of New Castle. Police said as Bass proceeded into the intersection, she drove directly into the path of a 1995 UD box truck, which was being operated by James E. Kafantaris, 24, of Newark, and which was traveling southbound on New Castle Avenue. The front left of the box truck then struck the front left of the school bus. The box truck then swerved off of the roadway, striking a light pole just south of the intersection, where it then came to rest. The school bus was able to come to a stop on Rogers Road, just west of the intersection.

A 13-year-old male, as well as a 35-year-old female, who were passengers on the bus, were removed from the scene by Emergency Medical Services and transported to the Christiana Hospital where they were treated for non-life threatening injuries. There were no other reported injuries.

Lesia Bass was cited by troopers with failure to yield the right of way.

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