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Police: Driver who caused last week's bus crash has been identified, in custody

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UPDATE: As of Wednesday afternoon, police say the driver of the Chevy Malibu that caused a bus crash last week in Lancaster has been identified and is in police custody.

James Irvin III was named as the driver of the Chevy Malibu. He has been charged with over five offenses including accidents involving death or personal injury.

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East Lampeter Township Police say that they are searching for a Chevy Malibu driven by a man, whose "actions set the crash in motion" on Wednesday.


Police say that they are searching for a Chevy Malibu driven by a man, whose "actions set the crash in motion" on Wednesday.

Lancaster General Health says 14 students, ages 7 to 18, were injured in the Wednesday morning crash.

All of the students, with the exception of two, have been treated and released.

The two other students, considered trauma patients, were transferred to other children’s hospitals.

Two adults, the bus driver and a transport van driver, were also treated and released.

Police say the school bus, a transport van, and a trailer carrying an oversized load were involved in the crash on Lincoln Highway East near Route 896.

Police add another vehicle was also involved and kept driving on.

Officers are looking for a light colored, newer model sedan possibly a Chevy Malibu driven by a man.

Chief John Bowman with the East Lampeter Township Police said," We'd just like to have a discussion about what happened. His side of the story is important to us."

The Superintendent of Lancaster Mennonite Schools says classes will continue as normal on Thursday.

Counselors will be available for students who need those services.

Stay with CBS 21 News for updates.

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