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No Students Hurt in Batesville School Bus Crash

BATESVILLE, AR - Authorities say no students were injured when a driver ran into a Batesville school bus Monday.

Police say bus driver Mildred Ditmar was stopping the bus to let off an elementary student when Jerry L. Pectol of Batesville hit the bus with his Chevrolet Tahoe.  Police say there were 31 students aboard the bus at the time of the collision, but none was hurt.  Pectol told police that he didn't see the bus' warning lights or stop sign, and that he was unable to stop his vehicle in time.

He was cited for following too closely.

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