(Cushing, Okla.) The following information is based on a preliminary collision report furnished by the Department of Public Safety (DPS).


On May 21st (2018) at approximately 3:57 pm a non-injury school bus collision occurred on SH48 approximately a tenth of a mile north of W 11th Street South, four miles north of Mannford, in Creek County.


Linda M. Gettel (69) of Mannford was driving a 2016 International School Bus (Mannford Public Schools) southbound on SH48 in a construction zone, when the bus for unknown reasons left the roadway striking the guardrail. The bus then continued on striking the guardrail ending the left travel section and coming to rest in a ditch.


Gettel was not injured in the collision and according to the DPS report no students were injured. Only two students were on the bus at the time of the collision.


According to the DPS report the collision was caused by improper use of lane.