THP Investigating School Bus Crash in Weakley County

WEAKLEY COUNTY, Tenn. - The Tennessee Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal wreck involving a school bus in Weakley County.

According to troopers on the scene, William Lucas Quinton, 25, of Dresden, was headed west on Highway 89 near Dresden in a white pick-up truck when he crossed the center line.

In an attempt to avoid a head-on collision, the 64-year-old bus driver tried to get off the road but could not avoid the wreck.

Troopers say Quinton died as a result of the crash. The female bus driver was reportedly awake and talking while at the scene but was later airlifted to Vanderbilt Medical Center.

The wreck happened after 3:00 p.m. in the vicinity of Jewell Store Road. The three children on board the bus were not seriously hurt. Troopers said one of the children suffered a busted lip.

The cause of the wreck remains under investigation


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