Erie County Sheriff’s Sgt. Dan McGlothlin said a Mt. Harvest Church of God bus was parked in the church parking lot with its emergency brake on. It had been parked there since it was used the night before.
“Something went mechanically wrong with the bus,” McGlothlin said.
The church sits on a hill at the intersection of U.S. 250 and Ohio 113. There is a steep incline down to U.S. 250. The 1992 church bus was not hit by any other vehicle when it rolled across the highway and ended up in a ditch across from the church.
The emergency brake was still set, Mcglothlin said. There were no citations issued.