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Metro bus crash injured 12 people, including 2 children

Metro bus crash Oct 5.jpg
Metro bus crash Oct 5.jpg
Posted at 1:23 PM, Oct 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-21 21:39:03-04

CINCINNATI — A crash involving a Metro bus and a Chevy Malibu in Evanston sent 12 people to local hospitals Saturday, according to Cincinnati Fire officials.

According to a press release from Cincinnati Police, Brandon Keese, 36, driver of the Chevy Malibu, failed to control the car, drifted past the yellow line and crashed into the Metro bus. Keese was transported to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center with critical injuries, and remains in critical condition.

The passenger in the Chevy Malibu, 32-year-old Dionysus Bronaugh, sustained serious injuries; she has been treated at UCMC and released. She was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash, police said.

According to officials, two children in the Chevy Mailbu have been taken to Children's Hospital with critical injuries, and remain in critical condition. They were also not wearing seatbelts.

Seven passengers on the bus, in addition to the bus driver, were transported to UCMC with minor injuries.

Emergency crews from multiple agencies and Cincinnati police responded to the crash, which authorities said occurred on Blair Avenue and Montgomery Road at approximately 11:45 a.m.

Police said they do not believe excessive speed or impairment had anything to do with the crash.