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Three hurt, one extricated following car wreck into a bus in Amherst Township (UPDATED)

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    A vehicle slammed into the back of a school bus carrying over a dozen people Tuesday at Route 58 and the entrance to the Ohio Turnpike. The two occupants of the car were both seriously injured in the crash.

    BRUCE BISHOP / CHRONICLE

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    A vehicle slammed into the back of a school bus carrying over a dozen people Tuesday at Route 58 and the entrance to the Ohio Turnpike. The two occupants of the car were both seriously injured in the crash.

    BRUCE BISHOP / CHRONICLE

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    South Amherst firefighters talk at the scene of a crash on Route 58 near the entrance to the Ohio Turnpike on Tuesday morning.

    BRUCE BISHOP / CHRONICLE

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AMHERST TOWNSHIP — One person was extricated from a car after it crashed into a school bus near the Route 58 entrance to the Ohio Turnpike on Tuesday morning.

Rescue workers were called to the site shortly before 9 a.m. for reports of a car carrying two people crashing into a school bus carrying nine passengers. According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, a 2010 Kia driven by Melanie Ramirez, 29, of Oberlin, ran into the back of a bus owned by J&F Transport.

Ramirez had to be removed from the car by South Amherst Fire Department, and she and the car’s passenger, Robert Gaines, 63, of Oberlin, were taken to Mercy Medical Center in Lorain.

The driver of the bus, Philip Muscaro, 75, of Brunswick, was taken to University Hospitals Amherst Medical Center for possible injuries. None of the bus passengers were hurt.

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