Two youngsters were slightly injured when a school bus ran off Eckford Street and into a ditch Thursday afternoon. The driver told investigators that a white Ford Focus heading south in her lane caused the accident and then left the scene.
There were 14 students and the driver aboard bus number 16, according to Mario Weekly, transportation director and school resource officer.
Police were called to the incident at 3:31 p.m. George’s Wrecker Service pulled the bus from the ditch.
Officials are seeking the driver of the white vehicle. Anyone with information is asked to call the Water Valley Police Department or contact Yalobusha County Crime Stoppers at 1-866-933-TIPS or TIPS@YalobushaCounty.net.