Athens ISD bus driver charged for deadly school bus accident

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A grand jury charged the driver in the deadly school bus crash in Athens, just southeast of Dallas.

John Franklin Stevens, 78, is charged with criminally negligent homicide and injury to a child causing serious bodily injury.

In January, a train hit the Athens ISD school bus Stevens was driving, killing 13-year-old Christopher Bonilla. His 9-year-old cousin and Stevens were hurt.

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A police crash report in February determined Stevens did follow the law by stopping before going over railroad tracks.