October 28th, 2020|
MEIGS COUNTY, TN – A bus driver and a 7-year-old girl were killed in a school bus accident last night that injured seven other children and shut down Highway 58 for several hours as emergency responders scrambled to save them.
Tonight was a tremendous tragedy in Meigs County with a school bus crash involving a commercial vehicle, resulting in two deaths & multiple injuries. Our hearts and prayers go out to the families and the Meigs Co. community. pic.twitter.com/QiUvWeSLmj
— THPChattanooga (@THPChattanooga) October 28, 2020
According to Fox 17, the accident occurred on Highway 58 just north of Lamontville Road, shortly before 4 p.m. The driver of a northbound utility truck lost control of the vehicle, skidded off the roadway, and then overcorrected, sending the truck into the path of the southbound school bus and striking it head-on.
A 7-year-old girl was killed in the crash, as was the woman driving the bus. Neither has been publicly identified.
Seven of the 22 students on Bus #12-1 at the time of the crash were taken to Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga, five via helicopter. Their conditions are not known at this time, although at least one was listed as critically injured upon intake.
The driver of the service truck received minor injuries.
The affected portion of Highway 58 was closed for seven hours as emergency responders worked the crash.
We will update this blog with additional details as they become public.
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