Milagros Pena is charged with careless and reckless driving, and with driving too fast for road conditions, after she drove off the shoulder of a muddy roadway and the bus slid and overturned.
The 2016 total of school bus sales in the U.S. and Canada, 40,925 units, is the highest mark for the industry in the past 10 years.
News that drew the most traffic on the School Bus Fleet website in 2016 covered fatal crashes, a driver protest, and a bus facility fire.
The national legislation is introduced by a Tennessee congressman in the wake of the fatal school bus crash in Chattanooga.
A preliminary report finds that Glenn Chappell had hypertension, diabetes, and seizures, and in the past five years had been involved in at least 12 crashes or incidents while driving a school bus or personal vehicle.
The federal investigative agency finishes gathering evidence at the scene of the fatal school bus crash, although the driver declined an interview.
A California school bus with seven special-needs students aboard strikes a Ford Mustang, the Mustang strikes a Ford Sienna, and the bus continues on and hits a Honda Odyssey. No students are injured.
A school bus flips onto its side after a minivan fails to yield to the bus. All four students aboard the bus, who are wearing seat belts, are uninjured.
National and state pupil transportation groups offer their condolences to the families and others impacted by the fatal crash.
The fatal crash occurred on a curving road that was not part of driver Johnthony Walker’s route, investigators have found.
In a video statement, David Duke of Durham School Services issues an emotional apology to the families impacted by the crash, in which five students were killed.
The school bus driver in the single-vehicle crash in Chattanooga faces multiple charges, including vehicular homicide and reckless driving.
The driver of one of three buses traveling to Opryland in Nashville loses control of the bus and overcorrects, and the bus overturns when it hits a guardrail.