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Schuylkill County incidents

State police released details on several incidents in Schuylkill County.

• Leydiana Rodriguez, 37, of Reading, was charged by state police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks with careless driving after a car she was driving struck the rear of a school bus that was stopped and discharging students at 3:20 p.m. March 20.

It happened at the intersection of Summer Valley and Molino roads in West Brunswick Township. The driver of the bus was Christopher M. Eckroth, 44, of Orwigsburg.

Police said Rodriguez was driving a 2015 Honda CRV westbound and was traveling about 40 mph when it “rear-ended” the bus, which had all of its signals on while stopped at a designated bus stop.

Five youths, ages 12-15, from Orwigsburg and Auburn, were on the bus at the time, police said.

Police said Rodriguez suffered suspected minor injuries and was transported by personnel from the Pottsville/Schuylkill Haven Area Emergency Medical Services corps to the Geisinger-St. Luke’s Hospital, Orwigsburg.

Police said the Honda was towed from the scene.

• State police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks said the driver of a vehicle that struck a residential fence at a property in West Brunswick Township fled the scene.

It happened at 6:36 p.m. March 17 on Lake Front Drive. They said the vehicle drove off the right side of the roadway and struck the fence before returning to the roadway and fleeing the scene.