School bus crashes into pickup truck south of Arenzville

By Jim McCabe on October 25 at 1:57pm

A Triopia student was not injured in a school bus accident this morning.

It happened on Strickler Road just east of Clark Road in rural Morgan County at around 7:30 a.m. According to the sheriff’s department, a bus driven by 41-year-old Eric Pollard of Virginia was going eastbound on an S-curve when he took a corner too short and struck a pickup truck head-on.

The truck was driven by 71-year-old George Deornellas of rural Jacksonville. Deornellas was taken to Passavant Area Hospital. He has since been treated and released.

Pollard and the student, an 11-year-old, were not injured. The bus driver was cited for failure to drive on the right side of the lane.