Driver in Fatal Bus Crash Once Barred from Job - **UPDATE**

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- A newspaper has obtained a memo showing the driver of a full school bus that crashed and killed a student once admitted having a medical condition that barred him from the job.

The Tallahassee Democrat reported Friday that Timothy Kelly told school administrators in June he was an insulin-dependent diabetic. State law prevents drivers from having that condition because it can cause unconsciousness or disorientation.

After being told he couldn't work, Kelly gave the Gadsden County School District a doctor's note saying he was taking other medication. An investigation found Kelly was slumped over the wheel and may not have braked at all before slamming into a tree Monday. A 17-year-old student died a day later, and several others were seriously injured.


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