Driver of fatal accident faces charges, but no jail time

The District Attorney's office completed its review of the Pennsylvania State Police investigation of the February fatal accident in Greenfield Township.

The driver, Hunter Roland, faces multiple charges, but will not see anytime behind bars.

The accident happened February 9th on Station Road near New Road.

Noah Wion, 11, was getting off a Wattsburg-area school bus when an oncoming vehicle hit him.

The 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee was traveling eastbound on Station Road.

The road conditions were described as icy and snowy that day.

District Attorney Jack Daneri says the bus came to a complete stop, when Wion tried to cross in front.

Daneri says Roland was driving below speed limit, but not slow enough to stop behind the bus.

He says Roland swerved into the oncoming lane to avoid crashing into the back of the bus, when he struck Wion.

Daneri says he'll face four charges, including careless driving leading to an unintentional death and overtaking a school bus.

Daneri says, "His version of events was substantially correlated by the eyewitnesses at the scene."

Roland's license will temporarily be suspended as a result of the charges.

Daneri says Roland was traveling between 29 and 38 mph, and the speed limit on that portion of the road is 50 mph.


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