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Franklin County man killed in crash

March 01, 2002|by STACEY DANZUSO

QUINCY, Pa. - A 19-year-old Franklin County, Pa., man was killed Thursday afternoon when his car struck a school bus, Pennsylvania State Police said.

Bradley Robert Daywalt was pronounced dead at the scene by Franklin County Coroner Jeffrey Conner.

There were no students on the school bus, police said.

Daywalt was driving a red Chevrolet Beretta north on Pa. 316 when he collided with the front end of a Waynesboro (Pa.) Area School District bus, police said. The bus was turning left onto the highway from Orphanage Road at around 4:30 p.m., State Police Cpl. John Rosenberger said.

Rosenberger said the Beretta rounded a sharp curve in the road behind a black Toyota pickup truck, which veered to the right shoulder of the road to avoid the bus, which was turning onto southbound Pa. 316.

The driver of the Beretta swerved left into the southbound lane of traffic and hit the bus, Rosenberger said.

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Daywalt was not wearing a seatbelt and struck the windshield, Rosenberger said.

The driver and an aide on the bus were not injured, he said.

Pennsylvania State Police accident reconstructionists were called to the scene Thursday evening to determine if speed was a factor, Rosenberger said.

Police shut down Pa. 316 between Nunnery and Clayhill roads for several hours following the accident.

Staff writer Tara Reilly contributed to this story.

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