Dramatic cruiser camera footage shows Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers running to rescue the people trapped inside a burning Piqua school bus after it was involved in a crash last week on southbound Interstate 75 in Vandalia.
Two people inside the school bus were injured in the crash. The driver, Cayley Seitz, 23, of Piqua, was pulled from the bus and flown to Miami Valley Hospital. The passenger, Harold Raybern, 60, of Piqua, was taken by ambulance to Miami Valley Hospital. Neither were listed as patients Wednesday, according to hospital officials.
In the video, you can see multiple troopers run to the smoke-filled bus and pull one of the victims from the crash. The victim appears dazed and is placed on the ground until medics remove the victim to the hospital.
The troopers who worked to rescue the victims were Sgt. David Robison, Jim Davis, Charles Gannon and Jason Hutchison, according to the patrol.
Firefighters and medics arrived and assisted the troopers in rescuing the second victim from the bus.
A Piqua City Schools representative said no students were on the bus when the crash happened.
An initial investigation found a semi slowed to avoid an initial crash, which was on the shoulder of the highway. The bus was not able to stop in time and collided into the rear of the semi. A second semi then crashed into the back of the Piqua bus, state troopers said.
Troopers identified David Moore, 57, of Goshen, as the driver of a semi who struck a pickup, which started the chain of crashes.
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