Jan 12, 2015 4:34 PM

Woman turns herself in to Merrimack police after bus crash involving 2 children


MERRIMACK - Police arrested a Merrimack woman after a school bus accident during a school bus safety check Thursday morning. Two children were on board the bus at the time.

Tiffanie A. Brown turned herself in to Merrimack police Monday on a warrant charging her with two counts of reckless conduct and two counts of child endangerment, both misdemeanors.

At 8:47 a.m. Thursday, Merrimack Police responded to the London Court Condominium Complex for a reported motor vehicle accident involving a school bus. Police investigated and found that Brown had a 5-year-old child assist her with the morning safety check of the bus. The child sat in the driver's seat and pressed peddles to check the reverse and brake lights. During this time, the child shifted the bus into reverse and it crashed backward into a building.

An 8-year-old child was hanging onto one of the bus doors at that time. No one was injured in the incident.

Police said they have referred the case to Division for Children Youth & Families for review.

The Merrimack School District told NH1 News they believe the bus is owned by Provider Enterprises, which the district contracts with for special needs services.

A message left for Provider Enterprises wasn't immediately returned Monday.

Brown has been released on $2,500 personal recognizance bail and is scheduled to appear in Merrimack district court Jan. 27.

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