School Bus Driver Killed, 8 Children Injured

WALNUT, MS (Ben Caxton) — A school bus driver died and at least eight children were injured in a crash in Benton County. The accident happened just before 8:00 AM Tuesday near Highway 72 and Whippoorwill Road. The bus driver, William “Chester” Cole, died at the scene and several children were taken to hospitals in Memphis and DeSoto County. Four children who were airlifted had serious but not critical injuries. Four other children suffered minor injuries and were treated and released. The bus rolled over on the side of the road. Benton County Schools Superintendent Steve Bostick called Cole dependable and trustworthy as he worked for the district for five years. He believes Cole may have suffered a heart attack. No other vehicles were involved in the crash.



2 Comments on "School Bus Driver Killed, 8 Children Injured"

  1. Delta Daily News y’all mfers can’t report a story right for nothing, how this man got killed if he had a HEART ATTACK?

  2. One day hopefully soon they’ll put seatbelts on all buses!!! Praying for all the students and the drivers family

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