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October 2, 2012

Driver involved in school bus crash will fight tickets

VINCO — A pickup driver involved in the Sept. 20 school bus crash in Jackson Township that sent 10 children to the hospital pleaded not guilty Tuesday to three traffic citations.

Township police cited Glenn M. Coposky, 45, of Mineral Point, with careless driving, failing to yield the right of way to a vehicle in the intersection and failing to yield to all approaching vehicles.

Coposky walked into District Judge Mary Ann Zanghi’s Vinco office Tuesday and pleaded not guilty. A hearing will be scheduled.

Coposky told officials he has hired an attorney.

The two-vehicle crash happened at 8:30 a.m. on state Route 271 near Ideal Market.

Coposky was driving a Chevrolet pickup when he reportedly pulled onto state Route 271 and was struck by the bus.

The bus was carrying 26 pupils to Jackson Elementary School, Central Cambria schools Superintendent Vincent DiLeo said at the time of the crash.

Students received mostly bumps and bruises and were taken to Memorial Medical Center in Johnstown as a precaution.

DiLeo said 11 students went home with their parents, who were called by the school. The other five students were picked up by another district bus and went to school.

Cambria 911 officials said eight area ambulances were dispatched to the crash, which occurred where Adams Avenue intersects with state Route 271.

 

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