Brockport man, 23, was killed in accident with school bus this morning

Posted 17 December 2013 at 12:08 pm

Press release, Orleans County Sheriff Scott Hess

MURRAY – A Brockport man is dead following a head-on crash this morning with the car he was driving and a school bus.

The incident was reported at 7:09 a.m. and occurred in the 16600 block of Ridge Road (State Route 104) in the Town of Murray.

Daniel L. Hollaert Jr., 23, was operating a 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt, travelling east on Ridge Road when the vehicle collided with a full-size school bus owned and operated by the Kendall Central School District.

Hollaert was pronounced dead at the scene by Orleans County Coroner Joseph Fuller.  Hollaert was extricated from the car by firefighters from the Holley and Fancher-Hulberton-Murray Fire Departments, and then transported to the Monroe County Medical Examiner’s Office in Rochester.

The driver of the bus is identified as Harold F. Barnard, 72, of Kendall. There were four students on-board at the time of collision ranging in age from 11 to 15. All the students as well as their driver sustained minor injuries. They were all transported by ground ambulance to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. School District officials responded to the crash scene.

Deputies D.E. Foeller Jr., & A.J. Houghton responded to the incident.  They were assisted by Deputy D.S. Klips, Investigator C.L. Black, and Chief Deputy T.L. Drennan.  State Troopers from the Albion barracks also assisted at the scene.

The incident remains under investigation by the Orleans County Sheriff’s Office.