Community steps up, pays for funeral of boy killed in bus crash

Bus driver identified in deadly crash that killed 9-year-old, injured 45 others

Community steps up, pays for funeral of boy killed in bus crash

SALINE COUNTY, AR (WMC) - Arkansas State Police have identified the bus driver in Monday’s deadly crash.

Eula Jarrett, 65, was driving the bus that carried multiple Mid-South youth football teams when it crashed and rolled down an embankment in Saline County, Arkansas.

The bus involved in Monday’s crash is owned by Scott Shuttle Services based out of Somerville.

At least 45 other passengers, most of them children, suffered varying injuries and were sent to area hospitals.

Drone video of a bus crash that killed a 9-year-old Memphis boy and injured 45 other passengers

As of Tuesday, four patients remain at Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock. They are all in stable condition.

Tuesday night, the outpouring of prayers and support continued for the family of 9-year-old Kameron Johnson, who was killed in the crash.

A former coach to the third grader remembered Kameron as a child full of energy and potential to be a great football star.

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The community is now stepping in to help those impacted.

“There is nothing more passionate than things hitting your seniors and your children that hits your heart mostly,” said Memphis City Council member Jamita Swearengen. “And because of that we were all saddened by it, and we are doing what we can to assist them in any means possible.”

Swearengen says food was delivered to the families impacted by the horrific crash.

The funeral for Kameron has also been completely paid for.

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Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris offered his condolences to the victims and Kameron’s family on Tuesday.

“Our prayers are going out to the family, and hopefully we will be able to wrap our arms around them in love, but it’s an unthinkable tragedy,” Harris said.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation. Police have not said if Jarrett will face charges.

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