Troopers reunite with woman, baby rescued after Piqua school bus crash on I-75

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PIQUA, Ohio (WDTN) – A pregnant woman involved in a crash between a Piqua City Schools bus and semi-truck on I-75 last year recently introduced her newborn baby to the troopers that helped save both of their lives.

On December 14, 2018, traffic had slowed on I-75 southbound near Northwoods Boulevard because of a funeral procession. At the same time, vehicles in the area were merging to the center lane while authorities responded to a crash along the right shoulder.

The driver of a semi-trailer failed to maintain assured cleared distance ahead and rear-ended a pickup truck.

Cayley Seitz was driving the school bus and had slowed down to avoid the crash when she was hit by another semi-trailer and pushed into the path of the pickup truck.

Intense dashcam video captured the moments troopers rescued Seitz, her unborn child, and an aide from the smoking vehicle.

WATCH: OSP rescues Piqua school bus driver, passenger

The driver of the semi-trailer that started the chain reaction of crashes was cited with failure to maintain assured clear distance ahead.

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