TFC Tony Watts
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 13, Hazard
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Leslie County school bus involved in a collision
Date of News Release: 02/03/2011
(Hazard, Ky.) -- On February 3, 2011 at approximately 7:14 a.m. Kentucky State Police Post 13 in Hazard received a call of a collision involving a passenger car and a Leslie County school bus on Hwy 421 in the Rockhouse community of Leslie County.
Preliminary investigation indicates that a passenger car operated by Roger Sizemore was traveling West and a school bus operated by Teresa Philbeck was traveling East on Hwy 421 when the two vehicles collided. The bus then ran into an embankment and overturned. The bus was transporting students to the Leslie County School System when the collision occurred. All students along with the operator were transported to the Mary Breckenridge Hospital and treated for non life threatening injuries. Roger Sizemore was also transported to Mary Breckenridge Hospital for treatment. Criminal charges are pending on Sizemore and the investigation is continuing by Tpr. Loren Holliday.