Man, two sons die when pickup hits Greyhound bus; eight others hurt
Oct. 04, 1997
DEFIANCE, Ohio (AP) _ A pickup truck collided with a Greyhound bus about five miles west of this northwestern Ohio city, crushing the truck and killing a man and two of his sons riding inside. Eight other people were injured.
James Unger, 32, and sons Cody, 9, and Dustin, 15 months, all of Paulding, were killed in the crash Friday, the Highway Patrol said. Unger's wife, Dawn, 21, who was driving, and another son, Jason, 11, were in critical condition early today at Parkview Memorial Hospital in Fort Wayne, Ind.
The bus was en route from Detroit to Indianapolis and had stopped in Defiance, about 50 miles southwest of Toledo, before the crash.
Troopers said the bus was westbound on U.S. 24 when Mrs. Unger, driving east, tried to turn left in front of it at an intersection. The bus slammed into the passenger side of the truck and both vehicles came to rest in a ditch.
Six of the 32 people on the bus were treated at Defiance Hospital, said nursing supervisor Debby Simon. Five were released and the sixth was transferred to Parkview Memorial. The identity and condition of that patient was not immediately available.