VIDEO: RTA bus driver jumps to help passengers after fatal Trotwood crash

Officials have released video from inside an RTA bus involved in a March 10 crash in Trotwood that killed three occupants inside the car.

The bus driver can be seen jumping up to aid passengers immediately following the collision.


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“Are you guys okay?” she can be heard yelling out.

“We train with local EMTs and firefighters so they know how to help in an accident just like this one,” said RTA spokesperson Jessica Olson.

RTA recently did a training exercise with the Dayton fire department on the same hybrid bus.

The video was released today by RTA officials after the March 10 crash on Ohio 49 and Free Pike that killed Christopher Baker, 18, Mya’nie Nabors, 15, and Kyren Wright, 18.

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Baker, the suspected driver of the car, died at Miami Valley Hospital Monday. Nabors and Wright, passengers in the car, died the day of the crash.

Six people in the bus including the driver were all hospitalized after the crash all with non-life threatening injuries. They were all treated and released.

Trotwood Police Chief Eric Wilson said an officer attempted to stop the vehicle for an expired registration and tinted windows when the car took off from the officer. Wilson emphasized that at no time was a Trotwood officer involved in a pursuit with the vehicle.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol continues to investigate the crash.

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