THP: School bus driver fell asleep in crash which injured 6

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UPDATE 1:30 p.m.

Authorities believe a school bus driver involved in a crash which injured six Tuesday fell asleep behind the wheel.

According to Tennessee Highway Patrol, 68-year-old Lanty Ross Lindley, was one of six injured in the crash. All six people had minor injuries.

The investigation remains ongoing and News 5 will have more information as it becomes available.


The Tennessee Highway Patrol has released the preliminary crash report on a school bus wreck in Washington County, Tennessee, which happened Tuesday around 4 p.m.

The single-vehicle crash on Cherokee Mountain Road sent five students and the driver to the hospital. The driver, 68-year-old Lanty Ross Lindley, had to be cut from the bus.

Investigators said the bus ran off the road in a curve and hit a tree. All six taken to the hospital are expected to recover.

The crash remains under investigation.

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