Trial begins for man accused of causing school bus crash

Springfield, Ohio (WDTN) — The trial of the man accused of causing School bus collision that occurred in August last year The case began with the jury being seated on Monday.

After questioning potential jurors, prosecutors and defense attorneys selected more than a dozen alternates. The judge gave instructions to the jury regarding their responsibilities for the trial.

“If, after fully and fairly considering all the evidence, it is satisfied that the charges are true, then the state has proven its case beyond a reasonable doubt,” Clark Judge Douglas Lastatter wrote. , the defendant must be found guilty.” County Common Petition. “If we are not convinced of the truth of the charges, we must find the defendant not guilty.”

Clark County bus fatal accident

Joseph is charged with manslaughter and vehicular homicide in connection with the crash that killed 11-year-old Aiden Clark and sent 22 other students to the hospital. Both charges are felonies that carry a combined maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a fine of more than $40,000.

Authorities allege the vehicle Joseph was driving crossed the center line and collided with a school bus. Joseph reportedly did not have a valid driver's license at the time of the accident.

In January, Joseph's lawyer I filed a motion to deny all changes.but it is It was dismissed without a hearing last month..

Opening statements begin Tuesday morning. The trial is scheduled to conclude this week.

https://www.wdtn.com/as-seen-on-2-news/clark-county-fatal-bus-crash-aiden-clark/ Trial begins for man accused of causing school bus crash

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