Petition Circulating To Drop Charges Against Athens School Bus Driver Charged In Fatal Crash

Curt Lewis
July 18, 2019 - 6:16 am
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ATHENS (1080 KRLD) - Thousands of people have signed a petition appealing to Henderson County prosecutors to drop charges against an Athens school bus driver indicted in a fatal crash early this year.

A 13-year-old boy died when bus driver John Stevens pulled in front of a freight train.

Stevens was indicted last month. But an on-line petition drive has now gathered four-thousand signatures from people who believe Stevens should not be prosecuted.

Some of the signers say they are familiar with that railroad crossing and believe it to be dangerous. One calls it a "death trap."