On Wednesday, May 13, the Sheriff's Office responded to a head-on collision on Bald Knob Road between an Edmonson County school bus, driven by Elizabeth Leann Morgan, 49 of Roundhill, and a passenger car driven by Michael A. Vance, 43, of Park City.
Police said the bus was loaded with several children, but there were no injuries reported. The roadway, a small, one-lane road with limited visibility, is known for close calls and sideswipe accidents. "This road is a nightmare for these school buses to drive on, and I'm surprised that this is the first time we've had an incident involving a bus," Sheriff Doyle said. "The investigation is ongoing, but it appears that one of the vehicles was too far into the center of the roadway, based on evidence on the scene." According to police, another school bus arrived on scene to transport the remaining children as the bus involved in the accident had to be towed.
Vance was also cited by Sheriff Doyle for failure to maintain insurance, when he failed to produce a valid insurance card. "When driving on these small roads, remember to stay as far to the right as you can, and take it slow around curves and blind hill crests," said Doyle.
Doyle was assisted on scene by Deputy Jordan Jones. Also on scene was the Edmonson County EMS, and director of pupil transportation Lanny Deweese.
Edmonson Voice Staff
photos courtesy of ECSO