A bus driver was killed and seven children were injured following a Benton County school bus accident Tuesday, according to Mississippi Highway Patrol.
The crash happened Tuesday morning, Sept. 10. The bus ended up rolling over on the side of the road.
It’s unclear what caused the crash.
Three injured children were rushed to Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis by a medical helicopter. The other three were taken to the hospital via ambulance. The children range in age from 7 to 13 years old.
Benton County Schools Superintendent Steve Bostick identified the driver as Chester Cole, according to WMC. He has been working for the district for five years.
Mississippi Highway Patrol said the investigation is underway.