School bus driver falls asleep at the wheel

The school bus didn't have any children on it and the driver was cited for careless driving

A school bus driver fell asleep at the wheel in Salem, June 9 2015. (KOIN)
A school bus driver fell asleep at the wheel in Salem, June 9 2015. (KOIN)

SALEM, Ore. (KOIN) — A school bus driver fell asleep at the wheel on Tuesday morning, crashing the bus into an embankment.

The school bus was empty of passengers when 32-year-old Josiah Muckey was driving a Western Mennonite school bus on the Salem Parkway at approximately 7:00 a.m.

Officials say the bus veered off the right side of the roadway and up an embankment when he fell asleep. The bus struck two trees and a street sign.

Muckey was cited for careless driving.

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