School bus vs. car crash sends one person to the hospital

Police said one driver was going too fast for the slippery, snowy conditions.

Posted on Feb. 26, 2014 at 9:19 a.m.

GOSHEN — A woman was taken to the hospital after a school bus and a car collided just southeast of Goshen.

The two vehicles crashed at C.R. 33 and C.R. 36 just after 8 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, Cap. Abe Schlabach of the Clinton Township Fire Department said. The school bus had just dropped students off at Fairfield Jr.-Sr. High School.

According to a press release from the Elkhart County Sheriff's Department, Ada Miller, 25, of Goshen, was driving a 2011 Ford Taurus north on C.R. 33 approaching the intersection with C.R. 36. Rae Rolston, 56, of Middlebury, was driving the school bus east on C.R. 36. 

Police said Miller was driving too fast for the road conditions and could not stop at the stop sign, sliding through the intersection and colliding with the school bus. Rolston had the right-of-way on was not able to avoid the collision. 

Miller was taken to IU Health Goshen Hospital for complaints of head and back pain. 

Schlabach added that the intersection was very slippery because of snow and there was no sand on the road at the intersection.

Elkhart Truth Reporter Sharon Hernandez contributed to this story. Follow her on Twitter @Sharon_HT.

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