Newton school bus rolls into ditch

Local News

A bus that rolled into a ditch in Newton had two students on board.

Around 6:50 a.m. Wednesday, the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a school bus accident in the 8500 block of E 20th St N in Newton.

The preliminary investigation shows that the Newton Community School Bus Driver was making a normal stop to pick up students.

As the driver started to leave the stop with two students on the bus, the driver became ill. The driver indicated the bus was placed in park and the driver exited the bus.

The bus rolled forward and came to rest, upright in a shallow ditch. There was no damage to the bus, and the two students did not receive any injuries. 

No injuries were reported.

The Newton Community School District and Jasper County Sheriff’s Office are working cooperatively in the ongoing investigation.

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