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Ex-Prince George County bus driver arrested, accused of leaving scene of crash

Posted at 4:33 PM, Mar 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-25 16:34:10-04

RICHMOND, Va. – A former Prince George County bus driver has been arrested and charged with a felony after police said she left the scene of a bus crash earlier this month.

The incident occurred the morning of March 8 when the bus was en route to South Elementary School.

There were 28 students aboard when the driver allegedly struck a mailbox and a culvert pipe.

The driver re-positioned the bus back on the roadway and proceeded to school without reporting the crash, police said.

School officials said several children complained of injury upon arriving at school.

Three students were transported to Southside Regional Medical Center by ambulance.

The bus driver has been identified as Holly Owens, 48, of Charles City.

Owens has been charged with failing to stop at the scene of an accident (felony) and reckless driving – failure to maintain control.

She was arrested and transported to Riverside Regional Jail where she was processed and given a secured bond.

Prince George County Schools tells CBS 6 that Owens has been terminated and is no longer an employee with the school system.