A pickup truck and a school bus collided Tuesday morning on Ky. 169, sending one student to a hospital with a minor injury and resulting in the arrest of the truck driver for a previous warrant.
Jessamine County’s bus No. 43 was traveling west on Union Mill Road just after 8 a.m. Tuesday when the eastbound pickup truck’s front left corner made contact with the front left corner of the bus, according to the Jessamine County Sheriff’s Office. Neither vehicle left the roadway.
The driver of the bus, 39-year-old Karen Phillips, stopped the bus and called Chris Bellman, the district’s director of transportation, before pulling off the road at an entrance to Taylor Made Farms. Bellman said Phillips followed all the proper procedures.
The driver of the pickup truck, Jedidiah Morris, 26, of Nicholasville, continued on Union Mill before turning on East Hickman Road, stopping his vehicle and calling the sheriff’s office. Deputies discovered Morris had a warrant out for failure to pay a fine and arrested him upon arrival.