CINCINNATI (AP) - A 74-year-old Blanchester man died in a three-vehicle crash involving a church bus in rural Warren County. The Ohio State Highway Patrol said Ronald Eller was killed Sunday at the scene the accident, in the 10,000 block of Ohio 28 in front of the Blanchester Church of the Nazarene.
Eller had been traveling westbound in a pickup truck pulling a trailer with a riding mower. Authorities said Eller struck the rear of a church bus that was slowing to enter the church parking lot. The impact pushed the bus, driven by 45-year-old Barb Prater, into a car driven by 42-year-old Rebecca Fessler, which was also slowing for the turn. Both women are also from Blanchester.
Eller was extricated from his vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene by rescue personnel.