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Man Convicted in School Bus Accident

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An 88-year-old Scott County man has pleaded guilty to passing a stopped school bus and striking and injuring two children.
Assistant District Attorney Steven Kilgore says that Sammy Floyd Hunter pleaded guilty in the Scott County Circuit Court on Monday. He says Hunter was sentenced to five years, with five years suspended and three years' probation. Hunter also surrendered his driver's license.
In July 2011, Hunter was charged with hitting two young girls with his vehicle as they got off a school bus in rural Scott County. Shortly after his arrest, Sheriff Mike Lee says Hunter told authorities he was approaching the bus from the opposite direction of U.S. Highway 80 just east of Forest and did not realize the bus was stopped.