1 killed in Williamson County bus crash - WKRN News 2

1 killed in Williamson County bus crash

Posted: Updated: May 2, 2013 5:05 PM
Photo Courtesy Director of Williamson County Schools Dr. Mike Looney Photo Courtesy Director of Williamson County Schools Dr. Mike Looney
FRANKLIN, Tenn. -

Emergency crews responded to a fatal accident involving a school bus in Williamson County Thursday morning.

The accident was reported just after 7 a.m. on Columbia Pike, also known as Highway 31, at Kittrell Road.

According to a spokesman from Tennessee Highway Patrol, a Jeep Wrangler driven by Jesus De Leon of Columbia pulled out from Kittrell Road and into the path of the bus taking 18 students to Independence High School.

Williamson County Sheriff Deputies said the bus driver, Cynthia Howell had no chance to stop from hitting the Jeep.

Neighbor Heather McCarl heard the wreck and ran outside.

"A miracle," she said. "The bus driver had just one cut on her hand and obviously she did a fantastic job just keeping it together. She kept the bus on the road."

In addition to Howell's minor injury, the Highway Patrol reported one student was picked up by their parents once they arrived at school.

Students were moved to a yard across the street from the crash until another Williamson County bus arrived to take them to school.

Investigators found alcohol in De Leon's car and will examine whether he had been drinking prior to the accident.

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