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Car, school bus collide in Yazoo City; all survive

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YAZOO CITY, Mississippi — A woman and her six grandchildren survived a collision early Friday with a school bus in Yazoo City. The bus driver and the one student aboard also survived.

WLBT-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1DniMF9 ) the crash happened at the intersection of Highway 149 and White's Lane Road.

Yazoo County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Joseph Head said Diane May-bey was transported by helicopter to a hospital after her SUV flipped on its side. Head says it took about 30 minutes before emergency crews could remove her from the car. Her condition was not immediately available but the children in the car were treated for minor injuries.

Head said the woman and bus driver Robert Felton were headed west on Highway 149 when May-bey went around the bus as it made a left turn.

"Do not pass a bus," Head said. "I mean pay close attention to school buses even on their stops or whatever, pay more attention to the school buses."

Ryan Johnson, who oversees the Eco-Ride bus terminal in Yazoo City which is contracted to handle transportation for the county schools, said the bus driver signaled the turn early yet the car still tried to pass him.

"We're reviewing the incident internally and there's no negligence on behalf of the driver," Johnson said.


Information from: WLBT-TV, http://www.wlbt.com

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