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Truck Driver in Fatal Crash With School Bus Had Meth in System

Posted on June 6, 2017

MOUNT PLEASANT, Texas — Authorities reported on Monday that a truck driver who allegedly caused a fatal crash in March when his tractor-trailer hit a school bus and a car had methamphetamine in his system, according to the Associated Press.

Lt. Lonny Haschel of the Texas Department of Public Safety told the news source that autopsy results for the truck driver, Bradley Farmer, show the presence of the drug.

As previously reported, a Mount Pleasant High School bus with the boy’s track team was headed home from a meet when it was hit by the 18-wheeler, which veered into oncoming traffic toward the school bus. The coach, who was driving the bus, veered toward a ditch to avoid a collision, but the truck slammed into the side of the bus, which caused the rollover. The coach suffered critical injuries, and the driver of the 18-wheeler, as well as an assistant track team coach who was driving a car, were killed.

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