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Speed cited in fatal crash of big rig, special needs bus


Friday, January 22, 2010
Members of the Springfield Twp. and Harmony Fire Departments rescue one of several victims trapped in a special needs bus from the Creative Learning Workshop, Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010 on Interstate 70 in Clark County, Ohio. The bus collided head-on with a semi-truck carrying a tanker trailer. (Associated Press/Springfield News-Sun, Bill Lackey)
Members of the Springfield Twp. and Harmony Fire Departments rescue one of several victims trapped in a special needs bus from the Creative Learning Workshop, Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010 on Interstate 70 in Clark County, Ohio. The bus collided head-on with a semi-truck carrying a tanker trailer. (Associated Press/Springfield News-Sun, Bill Lackey)

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio  — Investigators say the driver of a tractor-trailer that hit a bus carrying residents of a special needs center in Ohio, killing four, was driving too fast during a snowstorm.

The Clark County prosecutor's office says it will determine whether charges should be filed. The crash near Springfield killed the bus driver and three passengers and injured six other passengers two weeks ago.

A report released Thursday by the Ohio Highway Patrol says truck driver Zygmunt Wieckowski was driving too fast when he lost control two weeks ago. The Chicago man's truck slid across Interstate 70 and into oncoming traffic.

Wieckowski declined to comment Friday.

The Trucker staff can be reached to comment on this article at editor@thetrucker.com.

 

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