MORRISTOWN, Tenn. (WVLT) - Funeral arrangements were set Tuesday for Sandra Akers, the Morristown grandmother struck by a school bus Monday morning.
Sandra's family will receive friends and family Thursday from six to eight p.m. at Mayes Family Service at 444 West Main Street in Morristown.
Sandra will be laid to rest Friday morning at 11.
"She was a special woman and we love her and we miss her very much," said daughter Brandi Lane.
Sandy, as her family calls her, worked at Lakeway Regional Hospital until she retired earlier this year.
"She was such a great person. Had such a great personality. Loved people. And she'd do anything to help them regardless of financial class or whatever. When they came in, she'd bend over backwords to help them," said her former boss Steve Thayer.
Previous story from the Associated Press:
A Morristown woman who got out of her car after being rear-ended has been struck and killed by a school bus.
Police told the Citizen Tribune 63-year-old Sandra Akers was driving two students to Meadowview Middle School when her car was hit. The school bus struck Akers and both cars moments later.
There were 18 students on the bus and driver Tina Holt. No injuries occurred on the bus. Police Maj. Michelle Jones said sunlight shining into Holt's eyes was a factor in the crash shortly before 8 a.m.
No charges were immediately filed. An accident reconstruction team will consider all factors involved in the crash.
School officials called the parents of the students aboard the bus, and two police chaplains were sent to the school.