Adair woman faces 25 charges stemming from April school bus crash

An Adair County woman was indicted on 25 criminal charges stemming from an incident in April in which she crashed head-on with an Adair County school bus.

Margaret Moran, also known as Margaret Bradshaw, faces 23 counts of wanton endangerment, along with charges of criminal mischief first degree and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of a substance.

The wreck occurred at around 1 a.m. on Sunday, April 23 when Columbia Police say Moran crossed the center line while driving up Jamestown Hill, striking a school bus head-on with 18 Adair County students and five adults on board. The group reportedly was returning from a trip to Washington D.C.

The bus driver, 63-year-old Richard Redman, had to be taken to TJ Samson Columbia for treatment of injuries.

Moran is set to appear in court next month on the charges.




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