Galveston bus driver charged in pedestrian death

A Galveston ISD bus has been involved in an accident that killed a bicyclist
July 27, 2012 2:53:11 PM PDT
A Galveston school bus driver now faces charges in the death of a cyclist from an accident in May.

Investigators say Gwendolyn Rivers, 50, was looking at papers in her lap when she hit and killed George Hackett, 75. Rivers, who's charged with criminally negligent homicide, turned herself in Thursday and has been released on $5,000 bond.

The Galveston ISD bus carried more than two dozen students. Nobody on board was hurt. Rivers remains a district employee but hasn't driven a bus since the accident.


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