A Boone County man, 24-year-old Christopher Anderson of Harrison, died Wednesday morning when his vehicle struck the rear of a Green Forest School District bus and caught fire. The fire then spread to the school bus.
According to a report from the Arkansas State Police, the bus was stopped picking up children on U.S. Highway 62 when the collision occurred around 7:30. A social media post from the school’s superintendent Dr. Matt Summers indicates the crash occurred east of Green Forest.
The state police report indicates six were injured in the crash and taken to Mercy Hospital in Berryville. No details on the extent of their injuries was provided. The social media post indicates the bus driver and the students had all been evaluated by medical personnel but did not elaborate further.
The state police report notes the weather was clear and the road dry at the time of the collision.