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Charges Following May Fatal School Bus Crash

Date of News Release: 12/15/2011

(Bardwell, Ky.) -- A Carlisle County woman has been criminally charged following an investigation into a fatal school bus crash which occurred May 16th of this year (Click here to go to the news release). The crash took place on US Highway 62 near the community of Cunningham in Carlisle County. A school bus carrying elementary children back from a field trip crashed resulting in the death of Logan Simpson. Kentucky State Police began an investigation into the collision which lasted nearly 6 months. On Thursday, December 15th, a Carlisle County Grand Jury indicted 58-year-old, Anita Roach, in connection with the crash. Roach, an Arlington resident, was driving the bus at the time of the collision. Roach was charged with the following:

  • (1) count of Manslaughter 2nd Degree
  • (2) counts of Assault 2nd Degree
  • (3) counts of Assault 4th Degree
  • (19) counts of Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree
  • (3) counts of Obtaining a Controlled Substance by Fraud (doctor shopping)

Roach was arraigned in Carlisle Circuit Court on Thursday and was released from custody on a $2000.00 bond. The investigation is ongoing by the Kentucky State Police.

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