Tri-Valley School Bus Driver Charged in Student Death

by Brittany Shannon on September 3, 2010 at 7:39 am

Muskingum County Prosecutor, Mike Haddox, says the Tri-Valley school bus driver involved in a fatal accident this past June has been charged in the case.

Followed by a lengthy investigation by the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Haddox says that 47-year-old Carol Oler of Dresden is facing three counts in the school bus accident that killed 6-year-old Kasey King.

"Count one is a count of vehicular homicide. It’s a misdemeanor in the first degree it alleges that Carol Oler did while operating a motor vehicle, that motor vehicle being Tri-Valley bus number 26, that negligently caused the death of Kasey King," says Muskingum County Prosecutor, Mike Haddox.

The following two charges include one count of vehicular manslaughter and one count of failure to control. All are misdemeanors.

"The most serious count is count one. The first degree misdemeanor carries a potential jail sentence of up to six months," says Haddox.

Haddox says that any jail time would be served locally. The accident happened on State Route 60 North on June 2, 2010. Haddox says Oler will be served a summons to appear in common pleas court where she will be able to enter a plea to the charges.