Children improving after school bus wreck in Benton County

The health of four children is improving after a school bus wreck in Benton County, according to a Le Bonheur Children's Hospital representative.

Posted: Sep 11, 2019 1:10 PM

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WTVA) - Four students are now listed in fair condition following a school bus wreck in Benton County.

That's according to Dave Nelson, who is with the public relations department at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis.


William "Chester" Cole | Source: WMC-TV

The Ashland school bus rolled over Tuesday morning on Highway 72, approximately 3 miles south of the Tennessee state line.

The wreck left multiple children injured.

Eight children went to Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital where Dr. Regan Williams spoke with the media later in the day.

She said four children were seriously injured and would need to be admitted to the hospital.

She said the remaining four children had very minor or no injuries.

The bus driver, Chester Cole, died in the wreck; however, it’s believed he may have had a heart attack at the time of the crash.

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