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Employees set up a school bus in Mississippi after a driver died in a crash. Several children were injured

Driver dies after a medical emergency and a crashing school bus in Mississippi – injuring nine students

  • Driver suffered a medical emergency and lost control of the bus
  • Nine children were injured, ranging in age from 7 to 13 years old
  • Four children were air transport; four others were expected to be released on Tuesday
  • The & # 39; hardworking & # 39; driver was in the school district for five years
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A bus driver died after a sudden cardiac death while transporting students in Mississippi Tuesday morning.

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Benton County Coroner Larry Hobson told the local ABC branch that the driver grabbed his chest and sagged and sank. & # 39;

No autopsy is performed.

The bus returned to Highway 72 in Benton County just after 6:30 am and no fewer than nine children were injured. The victims vary in age from 7 to 13 years old.

No other vehicles were involved.

The police say that four students were taken to a hospital and four of the children were in serious condition. At least two of the children are in critical condition, NBC News reports. Four other victims were expected to be released from a local hospital on Tuesday.

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Employees set up a school bus in Mississippi after a driver died in a crash. Several children were injured

Employees set up a school bus in Mississippi after a driver died in a crash. Several children were injured

The scene on Tuesday morning in Mississippi, where a school bus rolled off the road, is depicted

The scene on Tuesday morning in Mississippi, where a school bus rolled off the road, is depicted

The scene on Tuesday morning in Mississippi, where a school bus rolled off the road, is depicted

The bus returned just after 6:30 am on Highway 72 in Benton County

The bus returned just after 6:30 am on Highway 72 in Benton County

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The bus returned just after 6:30 am on Highway 72 in Benton County

Bus driver Chester Cole was killed on Tuesday when his bus crashed and injured several children

Bus driver Chester Cole was killed on Tuesday when his bus crashed and injured several children

Bus driver Chester Cole was killed on Tuesday when his bus crashed and injured several children

One man told it WMC Action News that says his 13-year-old stepdaughter had a broken jaw, broken leg, and broken ankle.

The bus transported students on their way to primary, secondary and secondary school in Ashland.

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Localmemphis.com reports that the condition of a ninth child is unknown.

Chief Inspector of Benton County Schools Steve Bostick described the driver, identified as Chester Cole, as one of the & # 39; most reliable drivers we had in the neighborhood & # 39 ;.

Bus driver killed in a destroyed crash in Mississippi where several children were seriously injured

Bus driver killed in a destroyed crash in Mississippi where several children were seriously injured

Bus driver killed in a destroyed crash in Mississippi where several children were seriously injured

& # 39; He was a very industrious man, & # 39; he said. & # 39; I'm sorry this happened. I give my regards to the family. & # 39;

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Cole was with the district for five years.

Although troopers have not determined what caused the wreck, Bostick believes the driver had a medical emergency & WMC reports.

Police say the driver was at the start of his route when the bus turned.

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