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.