ID released of victim who died after Kettering RTA bus crash

Published: Saturday, June 08, 2019 @ 5:32 PM
Updated: Saturday, June 08, 2019 @ 10:38 PM

Police are still investigating the cause of an accident involving an RTA bus in Kettering Saturday afternoon that left one dead and three others injured.

UPDATE @ 10:38 p.m.

The driver of an RTA bus that veered off the roadway and smashed into two vehicles parked on a driveway was pronounced dead at Kettering Medical Center.

He was identified as Neal Booher, 39, of Dayton, and an autopsy is scheduled for Sunday, according to the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office. No information was available about a preliminary cause of death.

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UPDATE @ 8:45 p.m.

An RTA bus driver and three riders were taken to Kettering Medical Center, Kettering police Lt. Lee Sanders said.

The driver, whose name was not released, was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The others were treated and released for minor injuries, the lieutenant said. 

What caused the bus to go off the road remains under investigation, and it would be speculation as to whether the driver suffered a medical issue, Sanders said.

The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office is investigating the driver’s cause of death.

EARLIER REPORT

A pickup truck parked on a driveway was smashed between an RTA bus and a large tree after a crash this evening in the front yard of a house on Forrer Boulevard near Pittsfield Street.

The crash was reported around 5:15 p.m., Kettering police said, when the driver veered off the road for an unknown reason.

The bus driver and two riders were taken to a local hospital, Kettering police said. The extent of their injuries was not available.

The bus display said is was Route 12, Five Oaks.

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The bus did not hit the house, whose owners were away at the time of the crash.

The crash shut down Forrer Boulevard between Hazel and Culver avenues.