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Update: Woman charged after hitting boy at Washington County bus stop

Becky Campbell, Johnson City Press • Updated Nov 27, 2018 at 11:10 AM

Update, 11:05 a.m. — 

Washington County authorities charged a Jonesborough woman Tuesday morning after deputies said she struck a 10-year-old boy while passing a stopped school bus.

According to information released by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, 41-year-old Crystal Buchanan was charged with felony reckless endangerment and failure to yield to a stopped school bus after police said she hit the boy as he boarded the bus in the 1800 block of State Highway 81 South. 

The child was not seriously injured, according to Washington County Director of Schools Dr. Bill Flanary. 

For more on this story, visit the Johnson City Press. 


Previous story:

A 10-year-old boy crossing Highway 81S was hit by a car while trying to get on his school bus Tuesday morning, according to Washington County Sheriff Chief Deputy Leighta Laitinen.

The bus driver had all of his safety equipment in use when the child was hit, Laitinen said. The driver of the vehicle, a woman, was apparently on her way to work. The boy was alert at the scene, she said.

For more on this developing story, visit the Johnson City Press.

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