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Cause determined for Akron bus driver's death

Cause determined for Akron bus driver's death

(Akron) — Police say a young student accidentally released the emergency brakes on a bus that rolled back and killed the driver as she conducted an evacuation drill outside an elementary school last month.

Akron police say the 10-year-old ran to the back of the bus after releasing the brakes. The driver, 51-year-old Laura Zborowski, tossed the student out of the way before the bus rolled over her. Zborowski has been hailed her as a hero for saving the child's life.

The accident occurred Sept. 16 at Middlebury Academy, a charter school in Akron for children from kindergarten through eighth grade. More than 30 students who had been on the bus witnessed the accident.

Zborowski worked for a private bus company that transports 50,000 Ohio school children.

(Photo from Getty Images)

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