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Published May 31, 2009, 09:07 PM

School bus driver in fatal had previous suspension

COLERAINE, Minn. (AP) — A northern Minnesota school bus driver who fatally hit a 6-year-old boy in April was suspended from her job earlier this year for pulling out in front of another school bus. Anita Diana Olson Ketola has driven school buses for school districts in northern Minnesota for 10 years. The three-day suspension for deficient job performance was issued in January.

COLERAINE, Minn. (AP) — A northern Minnesota school bus driver who fatally hit a 6-year-old boy in April was suspended from her job earlier this year for pulling out in front of another school bus.

Anita Diana Olson Ketola has driven school buses for school districts in northern Minnesota for 10 years. The three-day suspension for deficient job performance was issued in January.

Olson Ketola was behind the wheel of the school bus that hit Dominick Strey of Calumet on April 6. Police have said the boy got off the bus, walked in front of it and was hit. The incident remains under investigation.

Besides the suspension, employment records for Olson Ketola reveal no complaints or charges against her.

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