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Fatal crash leads to fire that
destroys much of historic school
By Richard Harris
A woman died and much of a historic building was destroyed after a car plowed into the old school on Burkhalter Street in Buena Vista last Friday, but it could have been much worse if not for the initial quick response by emergency workers and the long-haul dedication of firefighters who fought the fire for many hours.
Nobody knows for sure if it was a medical condition or a vehicle malfunction that caused Rosa Byse, 59, of Ideal, to speed through town and ram into the building at a high rate of speed. Witnesses saw the 2006 Hyundai Sonata barreling through the downtown area before it sped down Broad Street, crossed Burkhalter Avenue, jumped the curb, demolished one of the ... Online subscribers click here for the rest of the story.