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District: Denver school bus driver was talking on phone when bus crashed

DENVER — Denver Public Schools said Tuesday that surveillance video shows a driver was using earbuds and talking on the phone when her school bus crashed into a parked SUV earlier this month.

The bus had 18 students on it when it crashed at 19th Avenue and Newport Street on Dec. 19.

DPS said it’s against school district policy for bus drivers to use their cellphone while driving.

The driver, Nykeshia Gilliam, is no longer employed with the district.

According to the Denver Police Department accident report, Gilliam told officers she fell asleep and drifted off the road.

No one was injured.

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