Bentonville Bus Runs Off Into Ditch, Prompting Temporary Closure Of Highway

BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) — A bus with the Bentonville School District ran off the side of Highway 264 (Healing Springs Road) west of Cave Springs early Wednesday, prompting authorities to temporarily close a part of the highway.

The bus went off the highway about 2.7 miles west of Highway 112 near the Healing Springs community. The accident led to authorities closing the eastbound lane of Highway 264 so the bus could be pulled out of the ditch. Traffic was diverted to the westbound lane and alternated.

Leslee Wright, the spokesman for the Bentonville School District, said no children were on the bus when the driver missed a turn and slid into the ditch.

The accident happened about 5:50 a.m., Wright said. The bus driver was not injured.

The Arkansas Department of Transportation reported the scene cleared and the road back open at 7:45 a.m.


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