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Bus driver: 'God was with us' during crash

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Posted: Feb 25, 2014 11:55 PM by Trey Schmaltz
Updated: Feb 26, 2014 7:19 AM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: bus, wreck, accident, deadly

LAFAYETTE- The bus driver who was involved in a deadly crash is not driving a bus, but recounting the events of two weekends ago when her bus was slammed by a vehicle, killing four people.

"Out of nowhere, this vehicle appeared. I saw it, it was sideways," Amy Dore told KATC TV.

Dore' was driving the Lafayette High School baseball team to a scrimmage when the wreck happened near Morgan City.

"I guess God was with us and we came to a safe landing," Dore said.

She described clinching the steering wheel, thinking of the kids and keeping them safe. "It wasn't the easiest, but I held onto it."

Everyone on the bus survived, but some were treated at hospitals; including in Baton Rouge. The four deaths were from people in the other vehicle, which crossed the median and hit the bus after a tire blew.

State Police said they were ejected and were identified as: 6-year-old Destiny Cheatham, 14-year-old Dwayne Escort and 16-year-old Marcus Cheatham and 36-year-old Ladonna Cheatham.

"It's a tragedy that's not going to be forgotten," Dore said.

Click HERE for more on this story from KATC TV.
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