JCPS bus driver sidelined until crash investigation completed

Louisville, KY - LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The bus driver involved in a crash with an SUV Wednesday night has been identified as Mary DeCruz.

Witnesses say DeCruz was making a turn from Madison on to 26th Street about 5:30 p.m. Aug. 25 when she hit the Ford Escape. Four students were treated at Kosair Children's Hospital and released.

Two people in the SUV were also treated at University Hospital.

Eleven students were on board bus 0636 at the time of the crash. The bus that had just left Bloom Elementary.

JCPS officials tell us DeCruz has been a JCPS bus driver for three weeks, and that she will not drive again until a full investigation of the crash has been completed.

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