New Info: TN Charter Bus Company Had Been Fined Before Deadly AR Crash


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – There’s new information about the company that owns a charter bus involved in a deadly Monday morning rollover crash in Saline County.

We’ve learned that a bus owned by Scott Shuttle Services of Somerville, Tennessee was also involved in a crash last year in which there were no injuries.

That’s according to information from the Federal Motor Carrier Administration (FMCA).

In today’s crash, one child died and dozens of people on board were injured, most of them children.

The FMCA says a Scott Shuttle Services bus was involved in a crash with another vehicle in November 2017 in Jackson, Tennessee on a ramp. The Tennessee Highway Patrol investigated. No citations were issued, and the 59-year-old bus driver had a valid license. The report says the crash happened at 9:40 at night. The road surface was wet, but the report noted no adverse weather conditions.

Meanwhile, in May 2018, the FMCA says Scott Shuttle Services was cited for a violation for allowing a driver to operate a commercial vehicle without a proper license. Another inspection in May found minor issues with a couple of their buses, including oil leaks, inoperable tail light and damaged windshield. 

Scott Shuttle Services was also fined in 2015.

Records show they paid a fine of $3,490 for the May 2018 violation — allowing a driver to operate a commercial vehicle without a proper license.

They also paid a fine of $3,250 in 2015 for a periodic inspection violation. 

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