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School Bus Crash in Mt. Pleasant, Washington County

Posted on Oct 27, 2008

Dozens of people were hurt and one person was killed after a school bus and a pickup truck crashed in Mt. Pleasant Township in Washington County on Route 18.
The bus was carrying 48 Burgettstown High School students to the Western Area Career and Technical Center when the crash happened.
The driver of the truck, 43-year-old Brian Nehus, died in the crash.
The driver of the bus, 42-year-old Birgit Brown, suffered minor injuries.
Marlaina Lamoreau was a student on the bus.
Many on the bus were taken to local hospitals for treatment.
Coroner Tim Warco said the driver of the truck was pronounced dead at the scene.   According to the Coroner,  a beer was found in the operator's vehicle.State Troopers said they suspect speed was a major factor in the crash.

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