Thursday, August 23, 2012

School bus crash in Franklin County

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Idaho State Police
District 5 5205 South 5th Ave.
Pocatello, Idaho 83204-2299
(208) 236-6466 FAX: (208) 236-6068

For Immediate Release: 8/23/2012 at
Please direct questions to the District Office

On August 23, 2012 at approximately 3:45 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle crash at 800 S and 3200 W, near Dayton, in Franklin County, ID. Tarrel E. Shepherd, 72, of Dayton, ID, was driving a 2000 Bluebird school bus south on 3200 West. Carrie A. Johnson, 18, of Weston, ID, was driving a 1988 Chevrolet pickup north on 3200 West. Shepherd attempted to turn left onto 800 South, striking Johnson's vehicle. Johnson's vehicle left the roadway and rolled, ejecting Johnson.

At the time of the crash, the school bus was transporting forty students, grades K - 12. Students were from the West Side School District #202 in Franklin County, ID. One student was transported by ground ambulance to Franklin County Medical Center in Preston, ID. The remainder of the students were transferred to another West Side school District bus.

Johnson was not wearing a seatbelt. She was also transported by ground ambulance to Franklin County Medical Center.

The investigation is continuing.