Log truck wrecks, avoids striking school bus

Published 4:36 pm Thursday, September 17, 2020

A potentially deadly crash was averted Thursday afternoon when the driver of a log truck ran off the road intentionally to avoid striking a stopped school bus.

Mississippi Highway Patrol Troop M public affairs officer TFC Craig James told The Daily Leader that the driver of the truck was traveling eastbound on Hwy. 550 when he topped a hill near Ellzey Drive NW and saw a stopped school bus offloading children and another stopped vehicle behind it.

The driver took evasive action and went into a ditch to avoid striking the stopped vehicles.

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No one was seriously injured in the crash, TFC James said.

Crews worked the site of the crash west of Loyd Star Attendance Center Thursday afternoon until the roadway was cleared.