No one was injured Tuesday afternoon when a Daviess County school bus slid off KY 405 toward an embankment. According to the sheriff’s department, deputies were dispatched to the 9300 block of 405 in Maceo at 2:45pm where the driver, 55-year-old Robin Brown of Maceo, had to back up after a child passenger told her she passed his house. While utilizing her mirrors to back up, the right rear wheels of the bus slipped off the roadway. The bus tilted to the right and started to slide down a 30 foot embankment, but was stopped quickly when the tires dug into the mud only about 3 feet from the pavement. Emergency evacuation procedures were initiated and all 15 passengers, along with the driver, exited the bus at the rear emergency exit. As this was occurring, two witnesses, 68-year-old Robert Freels of Maceo, and 37-year-old Donald Wilson of Rockport, Kentucky saw what was happening and came to assist in the evacuation of the bus. The children were then taken out of the weather and inside the nearest residence. The Yelvington Volunteer Fire Dept responded and assisted with traffic control. Yellow Ambulance also responded and checked on the children. No injuries were reported. The ages of the passengers range from 7 to 10 years of age and all attend Eastview Elementary School. Two teachers from Eastview Elementary School also came to this location and assisted in supervising the children. Daviess County Public Schools sent another school bus along with another driver and the children were taken home. The school bus involved in this incident was pulled out by McCarty’s Towing and Bob’s Garage. No visible damage was observed and was able to be driven back to the school bus garage. Hwy 405 north of Hwy 662 was shut down to all traffic for approximately two hours.
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