Major Chad Chronister updated the media on the investigation involving the Hillsborough County School Bus that crashed on September 17th 2015.
The briefing was held in the press conference room on the second floor of the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Freddie Solomon Annex located at 1900 East 9th Ave in Ybor City.
Previous Press Release # 15-483
Bus Driver :
Lenoir Sainfimin age 50
27 elementary students from Bryant Elementary
On September 17, 2015 at 2:28
p.m., a Hillsborough County school bus, carrying 27 students from Bryant Elementary, was traveling through Nine Eagles community. For unknown reasons, the bus ran off of the road and into a pond. The first three deputies to arrive on scene (Deputy Greg Wehr, Deputy Steve Favors and Deputy Nancy Burkett) jumped in to help the kids exit safely and search for more children. As a result of their efforts, all 27 children and the bus driver exited the bus and pond and no one was seriously injured. Until a mechanic examines the bus, we cannot confirm the cause of the crash. At this time, the driver is not facing charges and he was not cited.