A suspected impaired driver crashed into a Head Start bus on Friday, in Altamont. Shannon Hargis (35), of Gruetli-Laager was arrested and charged with Driving Under the Influence in connection with the crash. The Head Start bus was traveling on Highway 108 when the accident occurred.
Grundy County Sheriff Clint Shrum highlighted the bus driver’s attentiveness, stating that her quick actions ensured no children on the bus at the time of the accident were injured.
“Had it not been for the alert bus driver, this would have ended much differently,” stated Sheriff Shrum. “Thank you, Miss Faith Caldwell for taking lifesaving actions. Twelve children went home today because of your vigilance.”