Bus crash in Chardon kills one

Bus crash in Chardon kills one

CHARDON, OH (WOIO) - The Chardon Highway Patrol Post is investigating a fatal crash involving a bus that happened Monday evening.

The crash occurred around 5:20 p.m. on state Route 528. James Kendall, 65, was traveling south in a 2013 Motor Coach Bus carrying 34 passengers when he was hit by Robert Porter, 54, driving a Toyota 4Runner.

Porter, who failed to stop at a stop sign before hitting the bus, was not wearing his seatbelt. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Kendall was uninjured. Five passengers on the bus were taken to the Geauga Hospital, treated and then released.

It is unknown if alcohol or drugs were a factor.

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