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FOLLOW-UP: Accident in Milton involving semi, school bus
MILTON -- A woman is dead following an early morning crash involving a school bus, a semi truck flat-bed, and an SUV.
It happened at the intersection of Stewart Street and Magnolia in Milton at 6:30 am.
It's an intersection, people in the area say is the site of more and more crashes.
Stewart Street was closed for more than five hours after this crash happened about 6:30 this morning.
Milton police say it looks like Travis Kelly, the driver of the flatbed crossed the center line on Stewart Street, which resulted in the collision with the SUV head-on, killing the driver Susan Hartfelder. The SUV spun around, bumping into a school bus. No children were on the bus and the driver is said to be ok.
The flatbed then ran off the road and into a building.
Several business owners on Stewart Street say they've seen more and more crashes - in the same spot.
"It's a dangerous intersection right there."
"I've seen a lot of wrecks here during the day, mid day, all of a sudden, boom and then you've got one. It's a bad intersection."
Jerry's Tire and Wheel has been on Stewart Street for more than 40 years.
Owner Jerry Wood says crashes on the street are becoming more serious and more frequent.
"We had one just a few weeks ago. A log truck took a pole out the the corner of Magnolia and Stewart."
Turn One Performance and Graphics is about 50 yard's away from where Friday morning's crash happening.
The owners say over the last nine years they've been on Stewart Street, their surveillance cameras have caught more than one crash at this intersection.
"We've had a couple school buses, we've had several vehicles involved in accidents in front of the building.
"It's not uncommon, unfortunately."
Frank Martin, who owns the building that was destroyed in the crash had just renovated the inside and was about to the lease it after sitting empty for several years.
In speaking with Mr,. Martin, he says although he's recently invested so much time and money into the building, he's not sure whether or not he'll rebuild it.
Kelly, the driver of the flat-bed truck was taken to the hospital with injuries; charges against him are pending.