Video: Tractor and bus collision kills four in Ohio

updated 1/7/2010 10:05:41 PM ET 2010-01-08T03:05:41

A tractor-trailer jackknifed and swerved into oncoming traffic on Interstate 70 on Thursday, colliding with a van transporting disabled passengers and killing four people, the Ohio Highway Patrol said.

The victims, all of whom were on the bus, were: Traci Williams, 42; Lonnie Acton, 28; Alonso Ruffin, 37, and Kenny Fry, 61. All were from Springfield. Williams was driving the 17-passenger Chevrolet bus.

The Mack commercial truck was driven by Zygmunt Wieckowski, 59, of Chicago, who was taken to a nearby hospital, the patrol said. His condition was unavailable late Thursday.

Six other passengers of the bus were also injured. The bus was carrying 11 people at the time of the crash, said Sgt. Raymond Durant.

The accident occurred near Springfield in southwest Ohio, where a storm that stretched as far west as the Dakotas had dumped nearly 5 inches of snow by early evening, according to the National Weather Service.

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