No Serious Injuries in Heath Elementary Bus Crash

May 14, 2014

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Nine Heath Elementary School students and their driver suffered only minor injuries when a car crashed head-on into a McCracken County school bus Wednesday morning.

McCracken County Sheriff's Office Captain J.T. Coleman said a 1967 Mustang, driven by 22-year-old Joshua White of La Center, hydroplaned into the bus at the intersection of U.S. 62 and KY 286 a little after 7:30. The bus ended up in a ditch.

The children ranged in ages from six to 10. Two local hospitals treated and released them and their driver, 31-year-old Mary Emerson. White was also treated and released.

School district spokeswoman Jayme Jones said accidents involving school buses remain rare in McCracken County.

Authorities say rainy weather and a slick highway caused the accident and no one will be charged.