Documentary of deadly school bus crash premiering in Lexington Wednesday

By: Stacy Ellison Email
By: Stacy Ellison Email

For John Crum, the emotions are still raw when he recalls the events of February 28, 1958.

He saw friends and classmates die when a school bus crashed into the Big Sandy River in Floyd County. 26 children and the bus driver died.

Now, the tragedy is chronicled in a new film called "The Very Worst Thing". It will premiere tonight in Lexington at the Kentucky Theatre.

The film opened in Floyd County last Friday to a packed house and rave reviews.

Many who lived through what is called the worst school bus crash in the United States were there to watch.

Jackie Branham said the viewing was emotional for her and many others but she was glad to see the film showed her community in positive light.

Director Michael Crisp said that was a goal - to depict Prestonsburg as a religious, tight knit community.

Wednesday's showing of "The Very Worst Thing" is set for 8 p.m.

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