Shortly after 7:00 a.m. Thursday, October 10, 2019, Louisiana State Police responded to a hit and run accident involving a Red River Parish school bus.
The initial investigation revealed that a blue Ram pickup truck crossed the center line on US Highway 71 just south of Louisiana Highway 784 near Magnolia Landing and sideswiped the bus transporting children to school.
The truck drove away from the scene following the impact.
The Louisiana State Police investigation, aided by a tip from a concerned citizen, led to the discovery of the of the truck on a highway in Natchitoches Parish.
The driver Shad W Burr, 29 of Marthaville, LA was arrested and booked into the Natchitoches Parish Jail, then transferred to the Red River Parish Jail where we was charged with reckless operation of a motor vehicle, hit and run driving, and driving with a suspended driver's license.
There were only 4 children on the bus at the time of the crash and no injuries were reported. The crash remains under investigation.