School bus driver dies two days after crash on I-84

Daily Freeman-1 year before

At about 7:50 p.m. Friday, the bus, which is owned by the school district, was about to merge onto Interstate 84 westbound at Exit 28 in the Orange County town of Montgomery when the driver, Denise Schmidt, 53, of Warwick, suffered a medical emergency and slumped over the wheel as the bus accelerated on the entrance ramp, police said.

The bus ran off the shoulder and down into a grassy ravine before striking a tree, police said.

The students on the bus ranged in age from 15 to 17 and were members of the Warwick High School tennis team, and their coach also was on board. Non... of them was injured, police said.

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