Bus driver charged in crash that hurt 26 students

Bus driver charged in crash that hurt 26 students


JOHNSON CITY (AP) - Authorities in East Tennessee have arrested a school bus driver on criminal and traffic violations in the wake of wreck that sent 26 students to hospitals.

According to the Johnson City Press, Brenda Kay Gray was arraigned Wednesday morning in Washington County General Sessions Court. She was jailed in lieu of $50,000 bond.

The school bus driven by Gray overturned and rolled on the afternoon of Sept. 20 in Telford after picking up students at David Crockett High School. Some students were airlifted to a hospital, others were taken by ambulance or private car. There were no fatalities.

After a Tennessee Highway Patrol investigation, Gray was charged with eight counts of reckless aggravated assault, 31 counts of felony reckless endangerment, speeding, reckless driving and failure to exercise due care.

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