Galveston: School bus driver arrested after fatal accident

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by Chris Paschenko/ The Daily News

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Posted on July 27, 2012 at 9:09 AM

Updated Friday, Jul 27 at 5:18 PM

GALVESTON, Texas — A detective who reviewed videotape of a fatal school bus accident accused the substitute driver of reading papers in her lap and never looking toward a pedestrian who was hit by the bus.

The accusations in the affidavit filed by Galveston police led to an arrest warrant for island resident Gwendolyn Joyce Rivers, 50, who surrendered Thursday morning at police headquarters.

Rivers was charged with criminally negligent homicide in the May 11 death of pedestrian George Allen Hackett, 75, police Lt. Michael Gray said. Rivers was released from the Galveston County Jail on $5,000 bond.

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