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Video shows scary moments during Ohio school bus crash

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Students were sent flying when a Perry County bus crash overturned Dec. 19, 2019. (Ohio Department of Public Safety)

THORNVILLE, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) - The Ohio Department of Public Safety has released new video and details about a school bus crash in Perry County that sent eight students to the hospital.

*This video contains profanity and may be tough to watch for some viewers.*

The crash happened on December 19 at the intersection of State Route 13 and State Route 204.

A crash report said a Ford Mustang that was being driven by 42-year-old Joseph Thornton, of Lancaster, ran a red light and crashed into the bus.

Both vehicles then went off the road and into a guardrail. The school bus then flipped onto its side.

Thornton was taken to the hospital with serious injuries, including a broken back. Thornton reportedly had a suspended license and had a warrant out for his arrest.

The Perry County prosecutor said he is reviewing the case and is asking for more information on it, but he does expect to file charges against Thornton. He said based on the current evidence, he does not believe drugs or alcohol were factors, however, he said he is still waiting on more information.

Eight students were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The bus driver, 74-year-old Danny Hupp, was also taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

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