School bus involved in fatal Rutherford County crash

Photo: WKRN
Photo: WKRN

READYVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A Rutherford County school bus was involved in a fatal crash with a pickup truck Friday morning.

The wreck occurred in the 9600 block of John Bragg Highway around 7 a.m.

According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the bus was stopped and in the process of loading children when 28-year-old Marcus Tittsworth ran into the rear of the bus with his GMC pickup truck.

Photo: WKRN
Photo: WKRN

PHOTOS: Fatal crash involving school bus

Officials say Tittsworth, who was killed in the crash, failed to slow down or stop. None of the 11 children on the bus were injured.

They were loaded onto another bus and taken to school.

Authorities said their investigation so far indicated that the bus had its warning lights and stop arm activated, but they’re also looking into whether the sun played a role in the crash.