A Navasota woman was the passenger saved by a tow truck driver in this weekend’s fiery bus crash.
The collision between the Santa’s Wonderland shuttle bus and a wrong way SUV happened Sunday during the midnight hour on the freeway near the Academy store.
The crash killed the driver of the SUV, identified as Anthony Dewayne Johnson, and seriously injured passenger Chernetris Machon McGinty of Navasota, who was pulled from the flaming vehicle by the tow truck driver.
The driver of the bus, Calvin Hill of Bryan, was pulled from the bus by police before it exploded . Hill was severely burned, and is still in the hospital.
CSPD says the investigation continues as to how the SUV, which was going south on the feeder road, wound up in the northbound lanes of the freeway, where it was struck by the bus.
Two passengers in the bus being operated by Santa’s Wonderland were evaluated at the scene and released. The officer who rescued the bus driver was taken to the hospital for treatment of burns.
A statement from Santa’s Wonderland is online at w-t-a-w dot com.