Roach Gets a Year in Prison for Bus Wreck
By WestKyStar Staff
CARLISLE COUNTY, KY - Carlisle Circuit Court Judge Timothy Langford sentenced bus driver Anita Roach to one year in a state penitentiary on Thursday, for her role in a bus crash that killed one student.
Roach was found guilty of reckless homicide in the 2011 bus crash that injured several students killed 6-year-old Logan Simpson.
Attorney Will Kautz pleaded with the judge to just give his client probation, claiming that this was simply an accident, and Roach cried when requesting that the Judge Langford let her go home to her family.
Simpson's parents also spoke, and told the court that the three weeks that Roach has spent in jail was not enough to compensate for the life of their son, adding that eventually Roach will get to go home, but they will never see Logan again.
Judge Langford then gave his decision, sending Roach to a year in prison.