For Immediate Release
Contact: Teresa Hamilton Hall
Director of Public Information
November 20, 2012
Update – Traffic Crash Involving School Bus and Car
• Incident: Traffic Crash
• Date of Incident: November 13, 2012 Time of Incident: 8:00 a.m.
• Location of Incident: 5200 block of Hunting Hills Drive, near the Country Club
The passenger in the car that struck a Roanoke County school bus last week passed away over the weekend.
42-year-old Christopher Duane Garrett of Wirtz was seriously injured in the crash and died at a local hospital on Sunday. The driver of the car that Garrett was riding in died at the scene. Police say 39-year-old Donna Jean Divers of Wirtz lost control of the Nissan Altima she was driving, slid sideways, and struck the front of the bus. Speed was determined to be a factor in the crash.
The bus was traveling to Cave Spring Middle school and had five people aboard. Nobody on the bus was seriously injured in the crash, which happened at 8:00 a.m. in the 5200 block of Hunting Hills Drive, near the Country Club.