BOOTHBAY, Maine — The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office on Friday identified the drivers involved in a school bus crash Thursday afternoon that sent four people, including three students, to the hospital.
Lori L. Dishman, 47, of Boothbay was traveling south on Back Narrows Road in an 2003 Oldsmobile sport utility vehicle when she crossed into the northbound lane and struck head on a school bus driven by Robert E. Jacobson, 79, of Boothbay Harbor, at about 2:49 p.m. Thursday, according to Lt. Rand Maker of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.
The bus was taking a dozen students home from Boothbay Region Elementary School and Boothbay Region High School. Dishman and three students, ages 12 to 15 years old, were taken to the Miles Campus of Lincoln County Health with apparently minor injuries.
Three other students reported minor injuries and were released into the custody of their parents at the scene.
Back Narrows Road was closed to traffic for more than 90 minutes while deputies investigated the crash and the area was cleared.
Maker said Friday morning neither alcohol nor speed appear to be factors in the crash. A crash reconstructionist assisted at the scene with the investigation, and deputies continue to investigate the cause of the crash.
“As of today no one has been charged as a result of this investigation,” Maker wrote. “Deputies will be consulting with the [Lincoln County] district attorney’s office once the investigation is complete in order to determine if civil or criminal charges are appropriate.”