Bus driver suffers heart attack with students on board - KMOV.com

Bus driver suffers heart attack with students on board

(KMOV)—Investigators have determined how an Edwardsville, Illinois bus driver died while transporting students to the high school Friday morning.

The Madison County Coroner’s Office has determined 60-year-old Pamela Crump died from a cardiac arrest she suffered while on the bus.

According to reports, Crump developed an onset of shortness of breath, and chest pains while picking up students 6:50 a.m. She was able to pull the full bus to the side of the road at St. Louis Street and Myrtle Street and call the bus dispatcher for help.

Students on the bus did come to her assistance by calling 911 and relay Crump’s condition to the bus dispatcher by radio.

Police say Crump was treated by paramedics at the scene then transported to an area hospital in critical condition.

No students were injured.

According to authorities, Pamela Crump was pronounced dead on February 21, 2012 as a result from the heart attack she suffered while driving the First Student bus.

Routine testing for the presence of alcohol or drugs will be performed.  The incident remains under investigation by the Madison County Coroner’s Office.

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