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East Dubuque School Bus Crash

Three East Dubuque students were injured Thursday evening after a school bus crash. At 6:12 p.m. Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to Illinois Rte. 64 and Illinois Rte 26 and it was determined that an East Dubuque School District Bus driven by 74- year old Melvin Ehrler of East Dubuque was traveling West on Illinois Rte 64 and failed to stop at the stop sign at Illinois Rte. 26. The Bus traveled approximately 423 feet into a grass field and came to a stop. 11 minors were on the bus at the time of the crash and three were transported to area hospitals for minor injuries. Ehrler was issued citations for Disregarding a Traffic Control Device, and Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid an Accident. The crash remains under investigation.

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