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Ohio mom killed directing her kids' school bus
world magazine ^ | October 18, 2011 | n/a

Posted on 10/19/2011 2:18:07 AM PDT by Las Vegas Dave

Edited on 10/19/2011 5:04:23 AM PDT by Sidebar Moderator. [history]

HINCKLEY, Ohio (AP) -- Police say a northeast Ohio woman standing in a street directing a school bus with her children on board has been hit and killed by a pickup truck.

The Akron Beacon Journal newspaper reports ( http://bit.ly/pEpt3I ) the Hinckley woman died at a hospital Tuesday after being hit near a dark intersection at about 7 a.m.


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1 posted on 10/19/2011 2:18:15 AM PDT by Las Vegas Dave
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To: Las Vegas Dave

Damn...


2 posted on 10/19/2011 2:19:19 AM PDT by allmost
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To: ADemocratNoMore; Akron Al; arbee4bush; agrace; ATOMIC_PUNK; Badeye; Bikers4Bush; BlindedByTruth; ...

Pinging the Ohio list..


3 posted on 10/19/2011 2:19:53 AM PDT by Las Vegas Dave (The DemocRATic party preys on the ignorant!)
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To: Las Vegas Dave

A Hinckley woman died Tuesday morning after she was struck while standing on a darkened road and directing a school bus carrying her two children.

Diane Plumlee, 54, was struck by a passing pickup truck about 7 a.m. at the intersection of West 130th Street and Crestview Road. She died later that morning at Southwest General Hospital, according to Hinckley police.

She was a widowed mother of two girls and a boy. She worked at the Akron Institute of Herzing University.

Plumlee’s husband of 19 years, music teacher E. Gustavo Plumlee, died in August following a heart attack. He was 46.

Diane Plumlee’s two oldest children were aboard the Brunswick City Schools bus with four other middle school students when the accident occurred, said police Chief Tim Kalavsky. The youngest child, 11, was at home.

“It’s very tragic. And now this happens. It’s going to be a tough time for the kids I’m sure,” Kalavsky said.

The school bus had turned east onto Crestview Road and stopped near the West 130th Street intersection. At some point, Plumlee stood in the northbound lane of West 130th Street, apparently to help guide the bus back onto the 35-mph road, police said.

The bus had yet to back out when Plumlee was struck by a Ford F-150 pickup truck. The driver stopped at the scene. Police did not release the driver’s name pending the outcome of the investigation.

Kalavsky was unsure why Plumlee was helping the bus or whether it was a daily occurrence.

“It appears as though [the bus driver] may not have had anywhere to turn around as she headed down that street,” Kalavsky said.

After the accident, Plumlee’s children were taken off the bus and returned home.

“Please remember this is still an ongoing investigation,” Kalavsky said. “We’re still learning a lot of things about this.”

Brunswick school officials did not immediately comment on the circumstances leading up to the accident. In a statement, Superintendent Michael Mayell said counselors were available at all city schools.

“This is indeed a tragedy, and we are truly saddened by this,” Mayell said.


4 posted on 10/19/2011 2:23:08 AM PDT by Las Vegas Dave (The DemocRATic party preys on the ignorant!)
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To: All

More information: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44944011


5 posted on 10/19/2011 2:29:31 AM PDT by Las Vegas Dave (The DemocRATic party preys on the ignorant!)
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To: allmost
Damn...

Me too. Had an impulse to make a post about some Hinkley, Ohio birds, but I was able to resist it.

6 posted on 10/19/2011 2:40:12 AM PDT by tdscpa
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To: Las Vegas Dave

I just want to cry for these kids. They lose their Dad in August and now their Mom. Prayers for them since their young lives will be very difficult for quite some time. This is just a horribly sad story.


7 posted on 10/19/2011 3:03:56 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: Las Vegas Dave

http://www.wtam.com/cc-common/news/sections/newsarticle.html?feed=122520&article=9268201


8 posted on 10/19/2011 3:07:06 AM PDT by A. Morgan (Ayn Rand: "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.")
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To: Las Vegas Dave

Prolonged EDT strikes.


9 posted on 10/19/2011 3:26:28 AM PDT by gusopol3
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To: Las Vegas Dave
...counselors have been made available at all district schools.

In any tragedy...

...the taxpayer must be punished!

10 posted on 10/19/2011 3:32:26 AM PDT by Theophilus (Not merely prolife, but prolific)
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To: gusopol3
Prolonged EDT strikes.

Yup. Sunrise at 7:43 today in Hinckley.

Another thing I'm wondering about...why was the bus in a situ that required it to be backing up?

11 posted on 10/19/2011 3:42:22 AM PDT by elli1
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To: elli1
To answer my question: Why was the bus in a situ that required it to be backing up?

Per the link in post #5...Police said this was the first day for the bus driver on this route.

So that sorta' explains why/ how the driver got the bus into the mess of needing to back up. Big questions remain about some very apparent lapses in the school district's bus driver training practices. Obviously the new driver did not know the route.

12 posted on 10/19/2011 3:54:37 AM PDT by elli1
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To: Las Vegas Dave

Anyone know if it’s common practice for the cops to keep a lid on the name of the driver of the vehicle?


13 posted on 10/19/2011 4:11:02 AM PDT by mewzilla (Forget a third party. We need a second one.)
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To: elli1

I’m familiar with the area. Crestview Dr. is a dead end road. I had read somewhere yesterday that the driver was a substitute and that the regular driver normally stopped on W130th at Crestview.
My hunch is that the substitute read the route incorrectly and turned onto Crestview by accident. That’s why the lady was trying to help the driver back onto W130th.

This is just a tragic story - 3 children losing both parents within a few months.....


14 posted on 10/19/2011 4:14:03 AM PDT by Typelouder
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To: Theophilus
Wow...what a total D__kHead.

You win.

15 posted on 10/19/2011 4:18:47 AM PDT by Post5203 (Our political class have sullied a good man's name...Washington)
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To: Typelouder

http://medinagazette.northcoastnow.com/2011/10/19/widowed-mother-of-3-dies-in-hinckley-township-accident/

Here’s a link to the local paper. It has a photo of the scene showing the position of the bus on Crestview Dr.


16 posted on 10/19/2011 4:35:10 AM PDT by Typelouder
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To: mewzilla

To protect him from crazy media and the public if he/she was not at fault? Nowadays having your name made public under certain circumstances can be devastating.


17 posted on 10/19/2011 4:38:48 AM PDT by visualops (artlife.us)
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To: Theophilus; Las Vegas Dave
"...the taxpayer must be punished!"

Three children are orphaned -- and you use that as an excuse to hijack the thread with your pet gripe.

Way to go! :-(

18 posted on 10/19/2011 4:55:44 AM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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To: elli1

Greetings elli1:

Not sure backing a bus is unusual. Bus picking up my across the road neighbor’s children backs up at our barn driveway. Otherwise twenty miles is added to the bus route.

Cheers,
OLA


19 posted on 10/19/2011 8:54:55 AM PDT by OneLoyalAmerican (In God I trust, all others provide citations.)
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To: Las Vegas Dave

RIP.


20 posted on 10/19/2011 10:03:46 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Rick Perry has more red flags than a May Day Parade)
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To: Post5203
Does every school in the district need counselors? Are you some sort of counselor? Do you work for free on grief days? If so then bless your heart! I stand by my comment.
21 posted on 10/19/2011 8:45:46 PM PDT by Theophilus (Not merely prolife, but prolific)
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To: Post5203
Does every school in the district need counselors? Are you some sort of counselor? Do you work for free on grief days? If so then bless your heart! I stand by my comment.
22 posted on 10/19/2011 8:46:06 PM PDT by Theophilus (Not merely prolife, but prolific)
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To: TXnMA
hijack the thread with your pet gripe

What is my pet gripe? False and exploitative sensitivity? Save your compassion for the orphans in question, not for every at-large child in the district.

23 posted on 10/19/2011 8:56:16 PM PDT by Theophilus (Not merely prolife, but prolific)
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