Reenactment of deadly bus crash scheduled for documentary

Published: Nov. 8, 2012 at 3:47 AM EST|Updated: May. 13, 2013 at 9:36 PM EDT
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The bus after the crash.
The bus after the crash.

CARROLL COUNTY, KY (WAVE) – A documentarymore than two years in the making has scheduled to shoot the most criticalscene of the film.

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

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

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

Harold Dennis, a survivor of the crashand 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 comingfrom Columbus and will portray Chuck."

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

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

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