Truck Driver Killed after Running into a School Bus Near Stanton

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MARTIN COUNTY - Continuing coverage on a fatal accident in Martin County.

A school bus and a pick-up collided late Wednesday afternoon, near Stanton, and it happened right after the bus driver finished dropping off all his students.

Unfortunately, the driver of the pick-up, who was celebrating his 73rd birthday on Tuesday, died in the wreck.

He has been identified as Milton Murphy Moore of Welch, that's just north of Lamesa.

State troopers tell NewsWest Nine that Moore was heading north on FM 829, while the bus was headed east on County Road 1212.

The bus driver, Jarrell Hedrick, reportedly stopped at a stop sign, and then proceeded to turn right in front of the oncoming truck.

The investigation continues and charges are pending against Hedrick.