JONESBOROUGH, Tenn. (AP) -- A judge has appointed a Johnson City attorney to oversee payments to victims of a school bus crash in Washington County.
The Johnson City Press reported lawyer Eddie Lauderback will determine how much each victim will receive from $700,000 in insurance money.
A rollover crash injured all 39 students aboard a county school system bus, shortly after it left David Crockett High School the afternoon of Sept. 20.
The school system has accepted responsibility for the crash. State law limits payouts to $700,000 per incident.
The bus driver, Brenda K. Gray, is awaiting trial on 39 counts of reckless aggravated assault, speeding and reckless driving charges.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide detailed information.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.