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One dead after accident involving Quitman school bus

No injuries reported from students, bus driver

Posted: March 7, 2014 - 7:09pm

One person is dead after an accident involving a Quitman School District bus Friday morning.

According to the Arkansas State Police preliminary fatal crash summary, the bus was stopped on Highway 124 east of Quitman to pick up a child when a van struck the bus from behind.

Martha Bearden, the driver of the van, died in the accident and a passenger in the van, Phoenix Bearden, is listed as injured. No injuries were reported on the bus.

(Staff writer Angela Spencer can be reached by email at angela.spencer@thecabin.net or by phone at 505-1212. To comment on this and other stories in the Log Cabin, log on to www.thecabin.net.)

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