Two separate bus crashes, 1 infant fatality

HOLLAND, Ohio (AP) - Police say a school bus collided with a minivan yesterday, killing a newborn who was riding in the lap of a passenger in the van.

Isha Alrashed, a baby girl just a month old, was flown to Toledo Children's Hospital and pronounced dead.

The bus driver, 45-year-old Pamela Frank, and three other occupants of the minivan were treated at hospitals for unspecified non-life threatening injuries.

No children were on the school bus.

The highway patrol says the baby's mother, 38-year-old Munirah Esmaiel, was the driver. The passenger, Ayeyat Alsenariwere, age unknown, had been holding the baby in the front seat. Another child in the van, 2-year-old Abdulrahman Alashed, also was not in a car seat.

The minivan turned at an intersection on Chrissy Rd. and was struck nearly head-on by the Springfield Local Schools bus. The accident remains under investigation.

The second Springfield school bus involved in an accident Friday collided with another vehicle on Hill Ave. No injuries were reported. Students who were riding the bus were taken home shortly after the accident.

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