Mississippi School Bus Driver Killed, Seven Students Injured in Rollover Crash

A school bus in Mississippi drove off the road and rolled several times. The school bus driver died and seven students were injured on Sept. 10, 2019. Photo courtesy of CBS News.
A school bus in Mississippi drove off the road and rolled several times. The school bus driver died and seven students were injured on Sept. 10, 2019. Photo courtesy of CBS News.

A school bus drove off the highway and rolled over several times on the side of the road on Tuesday. The school bus driver was killed and seven children were injured during the incident that occurred in Benton County, Mississippi, reported WMC5.

The school bus driver, Chester Cole, was believed to have had a medical emergency while driving. Cole reportedly had worked for Benton County Schools for five years and was recalled as being trusted and dependable.

CBS News reported that investigators are unsure if the driver died of a medical condition or died from injuries suffered in the crash.

No other cars were involved in the crash. Three children were taken to the hospital by a medical helicopter. The others were taken via ambulance. The children’s ages reportedly ranged from 7 to 13 years old.

CBS News said that two of those students are in critical condition.


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