Charges pending against Monroe County Schools bus driver after students injured in crash


TELLICO PLAINS, Tenn. (WATE) – Charges are pending against a Monroe County Schools bus driver after a crash outside of Tellico Plains early Thursday.

THP-Knoxville District dispatch confirmed the school bus crash took place around 7:30 a.m. on Wilson Station Road near Red River Road early Thursday morning. Six of the 23 students on board sustained non-life threatening injuries and were transported to receive medical attention.

Monroe County Director of Schools Deanna McClendon said no students were seriously injured in the crash. The driver, 42-year-old Charles Morgan, was also uninjured in the crash.

According to a preliminary investigation, Morgan ran off the road and hit a tree.

This is a developing story and we’ll continue to update the details as they become available.

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