Today Marks 50th Anniversary Of Deadly Kentucky School Bus Crash

Thursday marks the 50 year anniversary of a school bus crash in Floyd County that killed 26 students and the driver.

The bus went off a road and plunged 60 feet into a river on the morning of February 28, 1958.

The cause remains a mystery.

21 people survived the crash.

No criminal charges or lawsuits were ever filed in the case.

At 2:00 p.m. Thursday, a presentation marking the anniversary will be held on the Senate floor in Frankfort.


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  • by Terry Location: Danville, KY on Feb 28, 2008 at 07:41 PM
    I really enjoy watching 27 News for many years
  • by Linda Location: pennington gap va on Feb 28, 2008 at 04:33 PM
    As a small child I remember my mother talking about this crash. I'm so glad your station did the story. May God be with all the families who's world changed forever that day.
  • by Vickie Location: Lexington on Feb 28, 2008 at 02:16 PM
    What a wonderful tribute to the families of those children who died in the bus accident. I am so glad Denny Trease was chosen to cover this anniversary story. No one else could do as good a job, as Denny's voice sounds so compassionate and understanding of the families left to remember their children. It just brought tears to know how much these parents have endured over the past 50 years. Thank you for such a touching story.
  • by Alec Location: Ashland- Boyd County on Feb 28, 2008 at 02:09 PM
    I Was Told When I Saw The Crash Online I Mean The Article I Feel Sorry For Those 21 People That Was Killed In The Bus Wreck.
  • by Zatoichi Location: Richmond on Feb 28, 2008 at 07:06 AM
    So long ago but a small light still flickers for these lost dreams.

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