Franklin school bus crash 081922

A school bus crash closed Murfreesboro Road from Mack Hatcher to downtown Franklin on Friday morning after the bus left the roadway and severed a wooded utility pole. 

A school bus crash closed Murfreesboro Road from Mack Hatcher to downtown Franklin on Friday morning after the bus left the roadway and severed a utility pole near the intersection of Ralston Lane.

The Franklin Police Department announced the crash and temporary closure in a Tweet at 6:45 a.m., adding that no children were on board at the time of the crash.

Emergency crews as well as utility crews were on the scene, and the roadway was reopened on Friday afternoon.

As of 8 a.m., Middle Tennessee Electric reported that some 751-1500 customers in Franklin were experiencing power outages due to the crash, including numerous traffic lights.

According to Williamson County Schools Executive Director of Communications Carol Birdsong, the bus is a WCS special education bus.

According to FPD Public Information Officer Lt. Charles Warner, no charges have been filed in the crash which is still under investigation, and may have been caused due to a medical issue related to the unidentified driver.