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Reenactment of deadly bus crash scheduled for documentary

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The bus after the crash. The bus after the crash.

CARROLL COUNTY, KY (WAVE) – A documentary more than two years in the making has scheduled to shoot the most critical scene of the film.

On Saturday, the crew of the film Impact, based on the May 14, 1988 Carrollton bus crash, will shoot the bus crash scene.

The school bus was on its way to drop children off after a trip to Kings Island when Larry Mahoney, who was drink drunk, drove the wrong way on Interstate 71 and slammed head-on into the bus.

The crash killed 27 people, mostly children. Thirty-four of the 67 passengers were injured, many of them suffering serious burns.

Harold Dennis, a survivor of the crash and a producer of the documentary, said the production will be an emotional one, "One of the adult chaperones that was killed, Chuck Kida, his brother John is coming from Columbus and will portray Chuck."

The 36-year-old driver of the bus, who was also killed in the crash, will be played by his son - who is now 36 years old.

The producers hope to debut the film in 2013 on the day that marks the 25th anniversary of the crash.

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