School bus involved in morning crash

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FILE PHOTO | Northwest Florida Daily News
Published: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 11:40 AM.

CRESTVIEW — A school bus carrying 32 students from Rocky Bayou Christian School was involved in an early morning crash just outside of Crestview.

The bus was waiting to turn left onto Live Oak Church Road from southbound State Road 85 when the left front side of it was struck by a northbound vehicle that had run a red light, according to a news release from the Florida Highway Patrol.

Neither the driver of the bus, Patricia F. Duffey, 52, of Crestview, nor any of the children on it were injured in the 7:15 a.m. crash, the report stated.

The driver of the other vehicle, Theresa H. Leonard, 56, of Valparaiso, suffered minor injuries. She was taken to the North Okaloosa Medical Center for treatment.

Before striking the school bus, Leonard’s vehicle also hit Bradley P. Moore’s vehicle. The 37-year-old from Shalimar didn’t suffer any injuries in the crash.

Leonard was charged with running a red light.


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