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State Police say teen was texting when he hit school bus, minor injuries reported

FROM STAFF REPORTS
GILLIS -- Louisiana State Police say a distracted driver crashed into a school bus in the Gillis area on Monday morning. The driver and a child on the bus received minor injuries.
According to State Police, Troop D, 19-year-old Tyler Moses, of Longville, was traveling south on U.S. 171 north of Joe Miller Road in a pickup truck around 7:30 a.m.
Troopers say a bus was stopped in the right lane of travel.
"Moses encountered vehicles in the left lane stopped for the bus, braked hard and steered into the rear of the bus causing the crash," a release states.
Cell phone use is suspected to be a factor in the crash.
Moses was booked on careless operation, texting while driving and failure to stop for a school bus.
Texting while driving in Louisiana carries a fine of up to $175 for a first offense and up to $500 for a second or subsequent offense. The fine is doubled if a crash results, according to troopers.

Note: Photo courtesy of Louisiana State Police
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Location : LongvilleLouisiana
People : Tyler Moses
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