Sumter School District driver charged after school bus loaded with kids goes into ditch

BY ADRIENNE SARVIS adrienne@theitem.com
Posted 3/14/18

A Sumter School District bus driver has been charged with driving too fast for conditions after the bus - carrying 36 elementary and middle school children - went into a ditch on U.S. 378 about 3:10 p.m. on Monday.

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Sumter School District driver charged after school bus loaded with kids goes into ditch

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A Sumter School District bus driver has been charged with driving too fast for conditions after the bus - carrying 36 elementary and middle school children - went into a ditch on U.S. 378 about 3:10 p.m. on Monday.

South Carolina Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. David Jones said the bus, driven by Lillie McFadden of Gable, went off the right side of the roadway while en route to take home children from Mayewood Middle School and R.E. Davis Elementary School.

"As a precautionary measure, all of the students and the driver were assessed by EMS and thankfully, there were not any injuries," said Shelly Galloway, spokesperson for the district, in a written statement.

Parents were notified of the incident, and another bus arrived to take the children home, according to the statement.