Trial for Bus Driver Begins
The trial of a former western Kentucky school bus driver continues in Bardwell as the commonwealth presents evidence.
Anita Roach drove a bus that overturned in May 2011, killing 6-year-old Logan Simpson and injuring twenty other children and adults. Roach was indicted on charges of manslaughter, assault and wanton endangerment.
Defense attorneys told the jury in an opening statement Monday that Roach followed her training and steered toward a deer that was running along the road, rather than swerve away from it.
Prosecutors said narcotics in Roach's system impaired her and she should not have been driving.