Deadly school bus crash in Lafayette County - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Deadly school bus crash in Lafayette County

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi Highway Patrol says a car rear-ended a stopped school bus and went part-way under it Monday afternoon, killing the 71-year-old driver.

Sergeant Leslie White says the bus driver was checked at a hospital because he reported minor pain, but none of the children was taken to a hospital.

He identifies the dead woman as 71-year-old Dorothy L. Melton of Tutwiler, Mississippi.       White did not know what kind of car she was driving, or how many children were on the bus.

The bus from Lafayette Middle School had stopped on U.S. 278 outside of Oxford.

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