Chaves County, NM – On August 15, 2023, at around 7:30 a.m., the New Mexico State Police investigated a crash involving a passenger vehicle and a Roswell Independent School District School Bus on US 285 and Darby Road.
The initial investigation indicated that a 2015 Ford SUV was traveling north on US 285. The school bus was traveling east on Darby Road and came to a stop at the intersection. The school bus then turned onto US 285 and turned into the path of the pickup truck.
The school bus was carrying approximately 34 children. The pickup truck was occupied by a 56-year-old female driver and a 4-year-old child. 1 child from the school bus was transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The female driver and 4-year-old child of the pickup truck were also transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the school bus was issued a citation.
This crash is being investigated by the New Mexico State Police.