Blood test results in Sullivan County bus crash investigation could take 4-6 months

It may be next year until we know if if any charges will be placed in a crash involving a Sullivan County school bus earlier this week.

The Sullivan County District Attorney’s Office tells News Channel 11 a blood sample has been taken from school the bus driver involved in the crash on Highway 19E near Osbornes Private Drive and Miller’s Tire in Bluff City on Tuesday afternoon.

The district attorney’s office says it could take four to six months before those results come back.

Three students and the driver were on the bus at the time of the crash. All of them were okay. But the driver in the other vehicle, a Chevy pickup, was flown to the hospital.

According to a preliminary crash report, the driver of the pickup was identified as 80-year-old Roger Hamm of Elizabethton. He was listed in stable condition on Tuesday evening following the crash. 

According to a preliminary crash report, the school bus pulled in front of the Chevy pickup.

The District Attorney’s Office says no charges have been filed and the crash remains under investigation at this time.

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