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Man hit by turning school bus in Canton dies

By Beacon Journal staff and wire report
Beacon Journal staff and wire report

CANTON: A pedestrian died after being struck by a Canton school district bus that was carrying students home from school Tuesday.

Vance H. Fethers, 56, of 17th Street Southwest, was hit as the bus was making a left turn at the intersection of Navarre Road and Dueber Avenue Southwest shortly after 4 p.m., Canton police said in a news release Wednesday.

Fethers, who suffered head and abdominal injuries, died at Aultman Hospital about 6 p.m., police said.

Seven middle-school students on the bus were not hurt. A second bus called to the scene of the accident took them home.

The name of the bus driver who was operating the 2002 Bluebird school bus was withheld. The driver has not been charged in the incident pending a review of the accident by city Prosecutor Tyrone Hauritz.

Authorities planned to inspect the bus Wednesday.



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