Driver in 2013 Anderson County school bus crash charged

Driver in 2013 Anderson County school bus crash charged with reckless endangerment, reckless driving

Tammy Moore (source: Anderson County Sheriff's Office) Tammy Moore (source: Anderson County Sheriff's Office)
CLINTON (WATE) - An Anderson County school bus driver who claimed her crash was caused by another driver's actions has now been indicted on serious charges.

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Bus number 20 was headed to Dutch Valley Elementary on Johnson Gap Road on May 21, 2013 when it ran off the road and tipped over. Forty-three kids were on the bus; three were hurt.

At the time, bus driver Tammy Moore, 46, told investigators that another car drove into her lane and ran the school bus off the road, even speaking to 6 News after the incident, claiming her only concern at the time was the safety of the children she had on board.

Accusations later surfaced that Moore may have been distracted. Joe Forgety, supervisor of safety and transportation for the Anderson County Schools, told 6 News an in-bus camera recording shows no vehicle swerving in front of the bus.

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Investigators are now accusing her of becoming distracted, causing the accident. Moore is being charged with reckless endangerment and reckless driving.

She will be arraigned in Anderson County Circuit Court on June 9. She has not been driving school buses since the incident.

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