Driver fired for falling asleep, crashing bus

Posted on March 1, 2012

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. — A Tippecanoe School Corp. bus driver was fired after investigators determined that she fell asleep at the wheel of her bus and caused an accident, WLFI reports.

Eight students were taken to the hospital after Bev Turner fell asleep and her bus went off the road and down a ditch, crashing into a concrete structure head-on. Thirty-seven students were on board the bus at the time. Eight students suffered minor injuries.

Superintendent Dr. Scott Hanback told the news source that a new driver has been given the route.

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