The Journal Register (Medina, NY)

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December 18, 2013

Head-on crash in Kendall claims life

Medina Journal-Register — MURRAY — A Brockport man is dead following a head-on crash Tuesday morning involving the car he was driving and a school bus.

The incident was reported at 7:09 a.m. It occurred in the 16600 block of Ridge Road in the Town of Murray.

According to the report issued by the Orleans County Sheriff’s Department, Daniel L. Hollaert Jr., 23, was operating a 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt traveling east on Ridge Road when the vehicle collided with a full-size school bus owned and operated by the Kendall Central School District.

Hollaert was pronounced dead at the scene by Orleans County Coroner Joseph Fuller, the report said. He was extricated from the car by firefighters from the Holley and Fancher-Hulberton-Murray Fire Departments, and then transported to the Monroe County Medical Examiner’s Office in Rochester.

The report listed the driver of the bus as Harold F. Barnard, 72, of Kendall. There were four students on the bus at the time of collision, ranging in age from 11 to 15. All the students as well as their driver sustained minor injuries, according to the Sheriff’s report. They were all transported by ground ambulance to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. School District Officials also responded to the crash scene.

New York State Troopers from the Albion barracks also assisted at the scene.

The incident remains under investigation by the Orleans County Sheriff’s Office.

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