Stories tagged with: Kasey King

March 31, 2011 - 11:33am
4 years 35 weeks ago

The courtroom of Judge Vinsel was emotional as he handed down his sentence for Tri-Valley bus driver, Carol Oler in the accident that led to the death of 6-year-old Kasey King.

Oler was led away by a Muskingum County Deputy as her husband tried to say good-bye and her son begged to say good-bye to his mother.

In the end a plea from Oler's attorney and Oler herself was not enough to keep the 48-year-old from serving a 30 day sentence for vehicular manslaughter and failure to...

March 31, 2011 - 3:47am
4 years 35 weeks ago

A Tri-Valley bus driver involved in an accident that killed 6-year-old Kasey King last June will learn her sentence Thursday in Muskingum County Court.

48-year-old Carol Oler entered a no contest plea to charges of vehicular manslaughter and failure to control and was found guilty by Judge Jay Vinsel in February. For her plea a vehicular homicide charge was dropped.

Oler faces a maximum ninety days in jail on the vehicular manslaughter charge, while the failure to control charge...

February 18, 2011 - 1:07pm
4 years 40 weeks ago

A family moves nearer to closure as a Tri-Valley bus driver changes her plea to charges connected to a June 2010 bus accident that killed 6-year-old Kasey King.

In Muskingum County Court Friday morning, 48-year-old Carol Oler, who had plead not guilty to misdemeanor counts of vehicular homicide, vehicular manslaughter and failure to control entered a plea of no contest to the vehicular manslaughter and failure to control charges..

For entering her plea, the charge of...

September 20, 2010 - 4:59pm
5 years 10 weeks ago

Joe and Randi Thomas are reliving the tragic events that unfolded last June. Their son, Kasey King, was killed when the Tri-Valley School Bus he was riding went off the road, hit a pole, and overturned. The Thomas' says Monday morning's crash is fueling them to get seat belts on school buses.

"I hope this is enough before something else happens," says Randi.

Randi had dropped the kids off at daycare Monday morning and was driving along State Route 146 to go to her...

September 3, 2010 - 1:49pm
5 years 12 weeks ago

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...

August 4, 2010 - 4:12pm
5 years 17 weeks ago

Joe and Randi Thomas want their 6-year-old son's memory to live on because of how he lost his life. Kasey King was killed in June after the Tri-Valley bus he was riding to school went off the road, hit a utility pole, and flipped.

The Thomas' say they never thought something like this could ever happen to them. Randi says Kasey was so excited for school that morning because Nashport Elementary was celebrating Field Day. She lathered him with sun-screen, pushed him out the door, and the...

June 3, 2010 - 9:19pm
5 years 25 weeks ago

More than 200 people attended a candle light vigil Thursday night in memory of six-year-old Kasey King, the Nashport Elementary student who was killed in a school bus accident Wednesday morning.

Kasey's step-father Joe Thomas attended the vigil to thank the community for its support on behalf of his family and wife, Randi.

"She's still too heartbroken to come out so I came out to represent the family and it just means a great deal. It means the world to us. The kid's friends...

June 3, 2010 - 4:45pm
5 years 25 weeks ago

A 12-year-old Nashport Elementary Sixth Grader is being called a hero for his actions Wednesday following the bus crash on State Route 60.

Shae Burkhart helped to get his fellow classmates off of the crippled bus. His father Kent says Shae was listening to his head phones when he felt the bus start to roll.

"He thought it was a nightmare and then all of the sudden he came to and he says most of the students were rushing to the front to try to get of the bus and he knew that...

June 3, 2010 - 9:24am
5 years 25 weeks ago

A candle light vigil will take place Thursday night at Zane State College in memory of Kasey King .

It will be held at the Campus Green at 8:30 p.m.

The public is invited to attend.

Organizers of the vigil say Kasey's mom is a student at Zane State in the Human Services Technology Program.

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