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October 26, 1991 | Associated Press
A school bus turned over and slid down a 60-foot embankment into a creek, injuring at least 23 high school students and the driver, who said the vehicle had steering problems. Students said horseplay preceded the Thursday accident, the cause of which remained under investigation. Eight people were still hospitalized Friday, including the bus driver. All were reported in fair or good condition, except for one boy who was in serious but stable condition with head injuries.
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December 1, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
A bus packed with children overturned within sight of their elementary school in Herndon, killing a 5-year-old kindergartner. More than 30 other children and the bus driver were taken to hospitals near the southwestern Kentucky town; most were treated and released. State Trooper Chuck Robertson said the bus apparently ran off the shoulder of the road and that the driver over-corrected, sending the bus across both lanes before it overturned.
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March 29, 1989
The National Transportation Safety Board, ending its investigation of a Kentucky school bus accident in which 27 people were killed, recommended that more than one-fifth of the nation's school buses be phased out of use. The board said the May 14, 1988, crash was caused by "the alcohol-impaired condition" of a driver whose pickup truck was going the wrong way on an interstate when it collided head-on with the bus.
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October 26, 1991 | Associated Press
A school bus turned over and slid down a 60-foot embankment into a creek, injuring at least 23 high school students and the driver, who said the vehicle had steering problems. Students said horseplay preceded the Thursday accident, the cause of which remained under investigation. Eight people were still hospitalized Friday, including the bus driver. All were reported in fair or good condition, except for one boy who was in serious but stable condition with head injuries.
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January 13, 1989 | Associated Press
A dump truck carrying a load of coal slammed into the side of a school bus filled with students Thursday, injuring more than 40 children and both drivers, authorities said. At least seven people were hospitalized, with two 13-year-old pupils being listed in critical condition. Rescue units used metal-cutting tools to free some of the injured.
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December 1, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
A bus packed with children overturned within sight of their elementary school in Herndon, killing a 5-year-old kindergartner. More than 30 other children and the bus driver were taken to hospitals near the southwestern Kentucky town; most were treated and released. State Trooper Chuck Robertson said the bus apparently ran off the shoulder of the road and that the driver over-corrected, sending the bus across both lanes before it overturned.
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March 11, 1990 | Associated Press
Lawyers for a man sentenced to 16 years in prison in the nation's worst drunken-driving accident have said they will appeal his conviction. Larry Mahoney, 36, was convicted last December on 81 charges in the May, 1988, crash near Carrollton that killed 24 teen-agers and three adults traveling in a school bus. Mahoney's lawyers filed a notice of appeal Friday.
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February 24, 1990 | From Associated Press
A man convicted of killing 27 people in the nation's worst drunk-driving accident was sentenced Friday to 16 years in prison. Carroll County Circuit Judge Charles Satterwhite denied a defense motion to place Larry Mahoney on probation, and instead imposed the sentence recommended by the jury that convicted the 36-year-old chemical-plant worker Dec. 21. Satterwhite said the community would not stand for probation and that punishment must be strong for such a serious crime.
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March 11, 1990 | Associated Press
Lawyers for a man sentenced to 16 years in prison in the nation's worst drunken-driving accident have said they will appeal his conviction. Larry Mahoney, 36, was convicted last December on 81 charges in the May, 1988, crash near Carrollton that killed 24 teen-agers and three adults traveling in a school bus. Mahoney's lawyers filed a notice of appeal Friday.
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February 24, 1990 | From Associated Press
A man convicted of killing 27 people in the nation's worst drunk-driving accident was sentenced Friday to 16 years in prison. Carroll County Circuit Judge Charles Satterwhite denied a defense motion to place Larry Mahoney on probation, and instead imposed the sentence recommended by the jury that convicted the 36-year-old chemical-plant worker Dec. 21. Satterwhite said the community would not stand for probation and that punishment must be strong for such a serious crime.
NEWS
March 29, 1989
The National Transportation Safety Board, ending its investigation of a Kentucky school bus accident in which 27 people were killed, recommended that more than one-fifth of the nation's school buses be phased out of use. The board said the May 14, 1988, crash was caused by "the alcohol-impaired condition" of a driver whose pickup truck was going the wrong way on an interstate when it collided head-on with the bus.
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January 13, 1989 | Associated Press
A dump truck carrying a load of coal slammed into the side of a school bus filled with students Thursday, injuring more than 40 children and both drivers, authorities said. At least seven people were hospitalized, with two 13-year-old pupils being listed in critical condition. Rescue units used metal-cutting tools to free some of the injured.
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