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UPDATE… Driver killed in school bus crash was Loch Sheldrake man

UPDATE… Driver killed in school bus crash was Loch Sheldrake man
Full-sized school bus involved in the accident

Jeffersonville On Monday morning at approximately 8:30 a.m., a full-sized school bus and a minivan school bus collided on Jeffersonville’s Route 52.

After being admitted to Westchester Medical Center, the minibus driver passed away, according to Sullivan County Undersheriff Eric Chaboty.

Charles McAdam, a 70-year-old resident of Loch Sheldrake, was identified as him. At the time of the collision, he was operating a minivan bus for the Rolling V bus company.

Sullivan County Sheriff’s deputies discovered a full-size school bus that was heading west when it collided with an eastbound minivan school bus at the scene of the incident.

According to Chaboty, the investigation conducted at the site suggested that the incident occurred because the minivan exceeded the double yellow line and went into the path of the full-size bus.

As a precaution, two kids in the minivan were brought to Callicoon Hospital even though they didn’t seem hurt. The full-size school bus driver declined medical assistance, but the attendant was also sent to Callicoon Hospital for examination.

Jeffersonville Fire, Bethel EMS, Upper Delaware, and Jeffersonville Fire all provided assistance to Youngsville Fire. The State Police and the District Attorney’s Office provided support to the sheriff’s office. The inquiry is still ongoing.

Superintendent of the Sullivan West Central School District, Dr. Kathleen Bressler, stated, “At this time, our thoughts are with everyone involved.” She expressed gratitude for our first responders’ promptness.

According to County Manager Josh Potosek, “Our hearts also go out to the young children and their families, who are going through the trauma of surviving a serious accident and the many associated injuries, both physical and emotional.”

We applaud our first responders, the Sheriff’s Office, the 911 Center, and the Public Safety Division, for skillfully carrying out a difficult rescue to free the victims from the shattered automobiles, and we appreciate the cooperation of the local school administrators. The county manager stated, “We are appreciative to be served by these firefighters, EMS workers, police officers, and dispatchers. A scene involving injured children is among the most difficult to handle.”

We have learned with great sadness that Charles McAdams, a devoted driver and cherished member of the Rolling V family, passed away in an unfortunate mishap this morning. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this trying time. According to Nick Vallone, executive vice president of Rolling V Corp., Rolling V is providing bereavement counseling to staff members, is keeping a close line of contact open with the school district, and will assist the local authorities in their investigation into this tragedy.


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