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Fatal Crash Involving Horseheads School Bus

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Thursday at approximately 3:38p.m., the State Police in Horseheads responded to a fatal car accident involving a Horseheads School District passenger bus on St- Rte 13 in the town of Veteran.

A  car eastbound on West Sullivanille Road, being operated by Josephine Roemmelt, age 88, from Horseheads, failed to stop at the stop sign and was struck by the southbound school bus.

Ms. Roemmelt was pronounced dead at the scene by Craig Banfield, an investigator from the Medical Examiner’s Office.

The operator of the school bus, Karen Vandinther was the only occupant on the bus and was uninjured.

The investigation is continuing.