Woman dead after hitting the back of school bus

(Source: KATV)
(Source: KATV)
(Source: KATV)
(Source: KATV)

QUITMAN, AR (KAIT) – One woman is dead after a crash involving a school bus near Quitman.

According to Arkansas State Police, Martha Bearden, 54, of Guy was headed east on Hwy. 124 east of Quitman Friday just after 7 a.m. when she hit the Quitman School District bus from behind.

The crash report states the bus was stopped to pick up a child.

No one on the bus was reportedly injured. Bearden's passenger, Phoenix Bearden, was taken to a hospital in Heber Springs with unknown injuries.

The road was dry and weather clear at the time of the crash, according to police.

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