KSP releases name of person killed in crash involving school bus and car


HAWESVILLE., Ky (WEHT) – Kentucky State Police have released the name of the person killed in a wreck involving a school bus. The accident happened Wednesday around 4:30 p.m. in the 2700 block of KY 1389.

Preliminary investigation reveals Donavon E. Elmendorf, 27, of Lewisport was traveling eastbound when for an unknown reason, he crossed the centerline and struck a Hancock County school bus head-on. There were five children on the bus and one bus monitor.

All five students and the monitor reported no injuries and were released to their legal guardians on-scene. The bus driver was taken to Owensboro Health for possible back injuries

Elmendorf was pronounced dead on-scene by the Hancock County Cornor’s Office. Elmendorf was transporting five other passengers in his car. Three juveniles were taken to the hospital and later flown to Louisville. As of Thursday morning they were listed in stable condition.

Two other passengers, Ashley R. James, 23 of Cannelton, IN and Cody M. Sipes, 26 of Tell City, IN were both injured and taken to the hospital. Both are listed in stable condition.

Kentucky 1389 was closed for nearly five hours as KSP reconstructed the collision.

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