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Sheriff: No charges in Wadsworth school bus crash

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  • A Jeep Wrangler sits badly damaged following a crash at Route 173 and N. Kilbourne Road near Wadsworth, on Friday, April 5. The driver was fatally injured in the crash.

      A Jeep Wrangler sits badly damaged following a crash at Route 173 and N. Kilbourne Road near Wadsworth, on Friday, April 5. The driver was fatally injured in the crash.
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Prosecutors won't file charges after a school bus accident left the driver of a Jeep dead earlier this month, according to the Lake County Sheriff's office.

Beach Park resident 62-year-old Philip Smith was driving the Jeep and died in the April 5 crash in Wadsworth. Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran said Tuesday that the Lake County coroner found evidence of prescription medication in Smith's system. Police say the school bus carrying 35 people collided with Smith's Jeep. The bus then flipped onto its side and rolled into another vehicle.

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All 35 people aboard the bus survived the crash.

The sheriff says the accident remains under investigation.

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