School Bus Crash Update

By: George McDonald
By: George McDonald

The names of the drivers involved in a collision between a tanker truck and a school bus on Highway 45 in Kemper County Monday have been released.

Truck driver James R. Smith, 42, of Bailey was not injured. School bus driver Laura Johnigan, 55, of Porterville was hospitalized. Her condition was not released.

Thirty-nine children from kindergarten to sixth grade were passengers on the bus at the time of the accident.


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