UPDATED: South Summit school bus hits power pole | ParkRecord.com

UPDATED: South Summit school bus hits power pole

Driver suffered apparent heart attack, no children on board

Courtesy of UHP

Kamas Mayor Lewis Marchant, suffered an apparent heart attack while driving a bus for the South Summit School District on Monday morning. There were no students on board at the time of the accident that occurred on the Mirror Lake Highway near the intersection with State Road 32 in Kamas.

According to Utah Highway Patrol Sergeant Todd Royce, the bus ran into a power pole on the westbound side of S.R. 150 near 100 East at approximately 7:55 a.m.. Marchant was transported by ambulance to the Park City Hospital in critical condition and was then airlifted to the Intermountain Medical Center in Murray.

S.R. 150 was closed temporarily on Monday while a Rocky Mountain Power crew replaced the damaged power pole.

As of Monday, Marchant was still hospitalized. He has been driving a school bus for more than 18 years and has served as the mayor of Kamas since 2001.

South Summit School District Superintendent Shad Sorenson said he visited Marchant at the hospital Monday evening.

“Lew is a longtime valued employee and we are happy to hear he is progressing. We wish him a quick recovery.

“He is very popular among the kids and parents always tell me that he has a smile for each one of them. We are also grateful that no students or anyone else was hurt,” Sorenson added.


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