Update on Crash Involving a Chase County School Bus
The Chase County Sheriff’s Office has completed the preliminary investigation into the motor vehicle accident involving a Chase County school bus and semi on September 27th, 2022. The subsequent results of the investigation led to the Sheriff’s Office citing the driver of the school bus, Keith Cranwell, for failure to yield the right of way Neb. Rev. Stat 60-6,147 and Careless Driving Neb. Rev. Stat. 60-6,212. He was given a court date of October 26th, 2022, at 1pm, at the Chase County Courthouse in Imperial. The investigation is still ongoing at this time. At the time of this release, it is our understanding the three children who were transported to regional trauma centers remain in the hospital recovering from their injuries. The other eight children have been treated and released. More information may be released as the investigation concludes. We would like to thank the Chase County Hospital, Imperial EMS, Imperial Fire, and the Chase County Emergency Management for their exceptional professionalism and cooperation during the course of this incident. We would also like to thank the Nebraska State Patrol for their assistance and expertise during our investigation. We think it is also important to acknowledge the good Samaritans who stopped and helped the children immediately following the accident until first responders could arrive. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and their loved ones as they heal from this traumatic event.