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Over corrected steering by the diver of a pickup truck was the likely cause of an accident between the pickup and an empty school bus in the northwest part of Dubois County Wednesday morning.

The Dubois county Sheriff’s Department says around 8 am Wednesday, Steven Johnson of Jasper, was southbound on Portersville Road when authorities say he ran off the side of the road.
Deputies say when Johnson pulled the truck back onto the roadway, he over corrected and the truck went left of center and into the path of a northbound school bus driven by Bradley Danhafer.

The impact caused Johnson’s truck to spin and finally come to rest in the middle of the road facing northeast. Danhafer was able to pull the school bus off of the roadway and out of traffic.

Deputies say the school bus was empty at the time of the crash and no one was injured.

The bus sustained about $5,000 in damages Johnson’s pickup was considered a total loss.

Jasper Police assisted at the scene.

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