Names Of Bus Accident Victims Released

The Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department today released the crash report identifying students who were injured in the May 22 crash involving four Wawasee Community School Corporation buses.

Those injured and the type of injuries they sustained, as noted according to the KCSD accident report, are as follows:

  • Nicholas Wagner, 14, Warsaw, complaint of neck pain
  • Delanie Bame, 14, Pierceton, complaint of chest pain
  • Taylor Stouder, 12, Syracuse, complaint of leg/knee pain
  • Michael Schaefer, 18, Warsaw, complaint of neck pain
  • Conrad Foreman, 14, Warsaw, complaint of leg/knee pain
  • Shad Loe, 16, Leesburg, complaint of leg/knee pain
  • Courtney Larson, 13, Pierceton, complaint of head pain
  • Chance Heminger, 13, Warsaw, complaint of head pain
  • Ariel Bunsold, 15, Warsaw, complaint of pain to the face
  • Ryan Lockhart, 15, Warsaw, complaint of chest pain
  • Aaron Bartman, 13, Warsaw, complaint of body pain
  • Gillian Rabb, 14, Pierceton, complaint of head pain
  • Kaylie Adams, 14, Leesburg, complaint of head pain
  • Kevin Henson, 14, Warsaw, complaint of body pain
  • Parker Bame, 12, Pierceton, complaint of body pain
  • Austin Bunsold, 14, Warsaw, complaint of head pain
  • Nathan Riggins, 13, Leesburg, complaint of body pain
  • Magdalynn Wood, 15, Warsaw, complaint of neck pain
  • Allyson Wright, 17, Warsaw, complaint of pain to the face
  • Davanna Schmucker, 14, Warsaw, complaint of head pain
  • Jadelyne Skelton, 14, Syracuse, complaint of hip/upper leg pain
  • Josie Atchison, 14, North Webster, complaint of knee/lower leg pain
  • Amy Lyons, 14, North Webster, complaint of arm/elbow pain
  • Michael Marsillett, 16, North Webster, complaint of head pain
  • Arli Schmidt, 13, North Webster, complaint of neck pain
  • Hunter Westerman, 14, North Webster, complaint of neck pain
  • Tyler Courter, 16, North Webster, complaint of knee/lower leg pain
  • Evan Gerding, 12, North Webster, complaint of shoulder/upper arm pain
  • Aaron Walker, 14, Syracuse, complaint of head pain
  • Grace Trafan, 14, North Webster, complaint of body pain
  • Emily Silliman, 15, North Webster, complaint of body pain
  • Zackary Brickey, 13, North Webster, complaint of body pain
  • Maddy Miller, 14, Albion, contusion/bruise to body
  • Audrey Dillon, 15, Warsaw, complaint of elbow/lower arm pain
  • Casey Anderson, 15, Leesburg, complaint of body pain
  • Eunique Glover, 17, North Webster, complaint of neck pain
  • Darian Desomer, 12, Warsaw, complaint of neck pain
  • Mikala Ellswood, 17, complaint of neck pain
  • Brittany Eryman, 18, Leesburg, complaint of body pain
  • Candance Turney, 15, North Webster, complaint of body pain
  • Rachael Fruitt, 14, Leesburg, complaint of neck pain
  • Taylor Bontrager, 14, North Webster, complaint of body pain
  • Sada Hooley, 12, North Webster, complaint of neck pain
  • Cory Dunivan, 12, North Webster, complaint of pain to the head
  • Amanda Pancake, 17, North Webster, complaint of body pain
  • Hayley Williams, 17, North Webster, complaint of neck pain
  • Laurana Perry, 12, North Webster, complaint of body pain
  • Emmerson Clevenger, 13, North Webster, complaint of body pain
  • William Cole, 14, North Webster, complaint of body pain
  • Ashleigh Vinson, 13, North Webster, complaint of neck pain
  • Brittany Karr, 14, North Webster, complaint of body pain
  • Ethan Hayes, 12, North Webster, complaint of back pain

Wawasee Community School Corporation Superintendent Dr. Tom Edington told StaceyPageOnline.com that one of the students possibly suffered a concussion, one student received stitches or staples to a head wound, another suffered a cracked collarbone and a third sustained a cracked hand bone.

The crash happened at about 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22, when Wawasee bus driver Cyndi Routh, 64, of North Webster, was stopped to allow a student to exit bus 30. Dave Granger, 63, of Warsaw, was following behind in bus 48. Julie Close, 47, of Syracuse, was operating the third bus, No. 44, behind Granger. All three were stopped.

John R. Wagoner, 61, of North Webster, however, was driving bus 28 when he failed to stop and crashed into the rear of the bus driven by Close. Wagoner suffered internal injuries and underwent emergency surgery at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne that evening. Close sustained a leg injury in the accident. (See story)

Thus far, police have not released any additional findings on the accident, other than to say no mechanical failures were found. Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Chad Hill on May 24 said the preliminary investigation showed no mechanical failures on any of the buses involved in the crash and all lights on the buses appear to have been working properly.

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