Names of drivers released in McCracken County school bus crash

PADUCAH, Ky. (KBSI) – At least 19 students were taken to area hospitals after a school bus crash Tuesday in McCracken County.

It happened at 2:31 p.m. on April 26 at the intersection of Blandville Road (U.S. 62) at Highland Church Road when Lone Oak Middle School (LOMS) Bus 252 and a passenger vehicle collided.

Sean S. Fellows, 55, of Paducah was driving the 2014 IC school bus owned by the McCracken County Board of Education.

Steven, A. Milam 17, of Paducah was driving a 2008 Nissan Xterra.

A preliminary investigation by Paducah police shows Fellows was driving the bus and stopped facing north on Highland Church Road at Blandville Road. He told police he looked both ways and started to turn left onto Blandville Road. That’s when the bus was hit in the rear portion on the left side by an SUV driven by Milan. It caused to spin and tip over onto its side.

Thirty students from LOMS were on the bus at the time of the crash. Eleven students were transported to Baptist Health Paducah and one was transported to Mercy Health Paducah with non-life-threatening injuries. Seven students were transported by their parents to local hospitals, according to McCracken County Schools.

Milam was taken to Mercy Health Lourdes Hospital and then flown to a Nashville hospital for treatment.

Blandville Road was closed for several hours.

The Paducah Police Department’s Collision Reconstruction Team and detectives are investigating with the full cooperation of the McCracken County School District.

The investigation into the crash is continuing by the police department’s Collision Reconstruction Team and detectives. Anyone who witnessed the crash
is asked to call Sgt. Eric Taylor at 270-444-8550 or Det. Ryan Hudson at 270-444-8553.

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