Child taken by medical helicopter after May 25 accident

| May 26, 2021

On May 25, 2021 at 6:54 a.m. the Coshocton County Sheriff’s Office received several 911 calls of an accident in the 4500 block of SR.541 West.

Upon arrival of deputies, it was determined that Ashley Mercer (30) of Coshocton was traveling eastbound on SR 541. A River View School bus being driven by Cathy Richcreek of Coshocton (64) had stopped to pick up kids in the area and the school bus had its red lights activated. Mercer advised that the sun was in her eyes and she did not see the school bus stopped. The Mercer vehicle struck the rear end of the bus.

There were no kids injured on the bus.  A 11-year-old female passenger in the Mercer vehicle had to be extricated and flown to Akron Children’s hospital by Med Flight with serious injuries. Assisting deputies at the scene were Coshocton City Fire, Jackson TWP Fire, Coshocton County EMS, Med Flight, REACT and Princess Wrecker Service.

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