Local NewsGray to serve probation in bus accident

No conviction and two years probation is the sentence Brenda Gray received for charges incurred while driving the school bus that ran off Mount Wesley Road in Telford two years ago, flipping twice before landing on its side and injuring the 39 David Crockett High School students onboard.

Gray pleaded guilty July 18 to eight counts of reckless aggravated assault for the students who suffered severe injuries, one count of felony reckless endangerment for the remaining 31 students who were checked and released by medical personnel, and one count of speeding. All other charges were dismissed in a plea agreement.

During her testimony at the five-hour hearing on July 23, Gray said the #30 bus assigned to her route was being repaired at the time of the accident, and she was driving bus #88. I had only driven it the day before and the day of the accident, she said, noting differences in the handling, brakes and overall dynamics between the two. More...


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