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No charges in Wadsworth school bus crash

WADSWORTH – Police in suburban Chicago say prosecutors won’t file charges after a school bus accident left the driver of a Jeep dead earlier this month.

Beach Park resident 62-year-old Philip Smith was driving the Jeep and died in the April 5 crash in Wadsworth. Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran said Tuesday that the Lake County coroner found evidence of prescription medication in Smith’s system. Police say the school bus carrying 35 people collided with Smith’s Jeep. The bus then flipped onto its side and rolled into another vehicle.

All 35 people aboard the bus survived the crash.

The sheriff says the accident remains under investigation.

Wadsworth is 45 miles north of Chicago.

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