Teen facing charges after Marion County school bus accident

Teen facing charges after Marion County school bus accident

MARION COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A Marion County teen is faces charges after he crashed into a school bus Wednesday morning.

The crashed happened on Highway 35 North.

Sheriff's officials said 19-year-old Dexter Irvin hit the school bus just before 7 a.m.

Irvin suffered non-life threatening injuries.

No children were injured. The students not picked up by parents were safely transferred to another bus and taken to school.

The bus was stopped to pick up kids for school at the time of the accident. The bus driver noticed the car topping the hill too quickly and instructed the children on the other side of the road to stay put.

Authorities said Irvin was driving too fast, topped the hill, tried to stop. That's when Irvin slid sideways into the front of the bus, according to authorities.

Irvin faces charges of speeding, no seat belt, and reckless driving.