MHP releases more details on Lafayette bus wreck

Published 11:45 am Friday, February 2, 2024

The driver who hit a Lafayette County school bus Thursday suffered moderate injuries, according to the Mississippi Highway Patrol that released additional details on the crash.

At about 6:23 a.m. on Thursday, MHP troopers, along with Lafayette County firefighters and sheriff’s deputies, responded to a crash on Highway 6 near County Road 429 that involved a vehicle and a school bus with students on board.

According to MHP, a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Brandon M. Higgason, 25, of Ecru, was traveling east on Highway 6 when it collided with the rear of a 2014 International Lafayette County school bus driven by Christopher L. Alexander, 44, of Oxford.

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Higgason received moderate injuries from the crash and was transported to North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.

The Lafayette County School District sent a text to parents shortly after the crash informing them that the bus driver and students were uninjured.

This crash remains under investigation by MHP.