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The Shawnee News-Star
  • UPDATE: Teen driver killed when vehicle hits Sasakwa school bus

  • A Sasakwa teen was killed Thursday when the vehicle he was driving crashed into a school bus with 22 students on board.
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    A Sasakwa teen was killed Thursday when the vehicle he was driving crashed into a school bus with 22 students on board.
    The Oklahoma Patrol worked the accident about 7:30 a.m. on SH 56 near Wewoka in Seminole County.
    Trooper Keith Robertson’s report shows Shane Denton, 19, died at the scene from massive injuries.
    At the time of the accident, 22 students, ranging in age from 5 to 15, were on the Sasakwa school bus, but none of them were injured, the patrol reported.
    The 2011 Bluebird school bus, driven by Johnie Loggins, 43, Ada, was stopped in the southbound lanes of SH 56 for students to load onto the bus, the report shows.
    Also stopped behind the bus was a 1999 Toyota driven by Claudia Olivo, 62, Holdenville.
    The OHP said Denton, driving a 2004 Ford southbound on SH 56, swerved to miss the pickup but struck it. That collision caused his vehicle to enter into a broadslide and then strike the left rear of the school bus, troopers said.
    Denton, pronounced dead at the scene by Wewoka EMS, was pinned in the wreckage about 30 minutes before being freed with Hurst tool, the patrol reported.
    Loggins and Olivo were not injured, troopers reported.
    Cause of the collision was listed as inattention on the report, with the trooper indicating seat belts were in use.
     
     

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