RICHMOND, Va. – A former Prince George County bus driver has been arrested and charged with a felony after police say she left the scene of a bus crash earlier this month.
The incident occurred on the morning of March 8when the bus was en route to South Elementary School. There were 28 students aboard when the driver allegedly bus struck a mailbox and a culvert pipe.
Police say the driver reposition the bus back on the roadway and proceeded to school without reporting the crash.
School officials say several children complained of injury upon arriving at school. Three students were transported to Southside Regional Medical Center by ambulance.
The bus driver has been identified as Holly Owens, age 48, of Charles City.
Owens has been charged with failing to stop at the scene of an accident (felony) and reckless driving – failure to maintain control.
She was arrested and transported to Riverside Regional Jail where she was processed and given a secured bond.
Prince George County Schools tells CBS 6 that Owens has been terminated and is no longer an employee with the school system.
BY VERNON FREEMAN JR.