I-SS bus driver charged with hit-and-run, says she didn’t know what happened


Pictured above: A truck received minor damages from the crash Monday morning – Source: West Iredell Volunteer Fire Department via Facebook

IREDELL COUNTY, N.C. (WSIC NEWS) – An Iredell-Statesville Schools bus driver is suspended with pay after the Highway Patrol says her bus was involved in a hit-and-run Monday morning.

Trooper Gwaltney says Tameeka Deloach felt a bump when she turned the bus around in the parking lot of the West Iredell Fire Department. She told Gwaltney she didn’t know the crash had smashed-in one of the bay doors. Deloach was driving a bus route she was unfamiliar with.

There were two students on the bus at the time, according to Gwaltney. They were not injured. West Iredell Volunteer Fire Department Chief Jerry Houston says one fire truck received minor damages. Deloach is charged with hit-and-run and improper backing. She was not arrested.

Deloach is suspended with pay from her roles as a bus driver and teacher assistant.