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Tour bus filled with students overturns in Accomack County

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Posted at 3:42 PM, Jun 07, 2012
and last updated 2012-06-07 15:42:50-04

According to Virginia State Police, a tour bus overturned in Accomack County Thursday morning at the intersection of Lankford Highway and Horntown Road in the New Church area. They say the bus was loaded with 35 students and 4 chaperons.

Both Northbound lanes of Route 13 were closed due to the accident.

Police say the bus was traveling southbound on Route 13 when the driver drifted off the road into a grassy median striking a culvert, causing the bus to overturn.

No injuries were reported.

The driver, Larry Pushlar of New York, was charged with reckless driving, failure to maintain proper control.