LANCASTER, Pa. — A Pennsylvania district attorney says the man accused of driving a car involved in a hit-and-run crash with a school bus is facing five new charges.
The Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office says 46-year-old James Irvin III is now facing felony counts of aggravated assault and aggravated assault by vehicle in addition to lesser charges.
A crash reconstruction indicates Irving was driving around 70 mph (112 kph) when he hit a vehicle escorting a tractor-trailer May 17. That vehicle sideswiped an oncoming bus, which then tipped over.
The crash injured more than a dozen people, including a first grader who suffered serious injured after being ejected from the bus. The bus was transporting 14 Lancaster Mennonite students from Chester County.
Irvin’s driver’s license was suspended in 2004.