• 63°

Teen facing charges following car, school bus wreck

A 15-year-old boy is facing multiple charges after he crashed into a Brookhaven School District bus Wednesday afternoon as it was dropping off students after school.

Two 18-year-old occupants, Juansiamaure Jones and Arredeus Newson, will also likely be charged, according to police. Jones, Newson and the 15-year-old fled the scene, but were apprehended in the area after people in the community helped police discover their whereabouts, said Brookhaven Police Chief Kenneth Collins.

The teenager, who has been sent to the Adams County Juvenile Detention Center, was attempting to pass the school bus in a 2013 Mercury Grand Marquis LS at a high rate of speed, Collins said. It struck the bus, which was headed east on Union street near Ingram Street.

Twenty-eight students were on the bus when it was hit. Brookhaven School Superintendent Ray Carlock said EMTs checked the children following the crash and he was not aware if any of them were taken to King’s Daughters Medical Center for treatment, however, family members told The Daily Leader that several were injured and at KDMC Wednesday. Jones and Newson were taken to KDMC by ambulance.

A KDMC spokesman said nine students were treated and released.