Police get tips, release new video in hit-run school bus crash

Surveillance photo submitted by Lancaster County District Attorney's Office

LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) – Investigators say they received a number of tips after releasing surveillance video of a car involved in a hit-and-run crash with a school bus that injured several students.

East Lampeter Township police are following up on those tips, but they’re still looking for the driver who caused the crash Wednesday morning in the 2600 block of Lincoln Highway East. They want to question a man in his 20s who was driving a white or light-colored sedan, believed to be a 1999-2003 Chevrolet Malibu with little or no damage.

Surveillance photo submitted by Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office

Police say the driver set off a chain-reaction crash when he tried to pass two tractor-trailers and struck one of their escort vehicles. That vehicle sideswiped the small Lancaster Mennonite school bus and it tipped over after hitting one of the trucks.

Investigators on Thursday released surveillance video from a local business that was recorded as the driver fled east. Additional video and images were released Friday.

Surveillance photo submitted by Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office

A 6-year-old boy was ejected and pinned under the bus. The Locust Grove first grader remained in critical but stable condition Friday at a children’s hospital in Philadelphia.

A 16-year-old was released from a children’s hospital in Delaware on Thursday. The 12 other students on the bus were treated at a hospital for minor injuries and released, along with the bus driver and the driver of the escort vehicle.

Anyone with information on the driver is asked to call East Lampeter police at 717-291-4676.

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