Bus Driver Dies Four Days After Heart Attack on the Job

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (KMOX) — A school bus driver for First Student in Glen Carbon, Ill. has died four days after suffering a heart attack while on her bus route.

Madison County Coroner Stephen Nonn says 60 year old Pamela M. Crump of Edwardsville was transporting high school students to school last Friday morning when she developed a sudden onset of shortness of breath and chest pains.

Crump managed to pull the bus over at St. Louis Street & Myrtle Street in Edwardsville and call the bus dispatcher for help.  Students aboard the bus described Crump’s symptoms to the dispatcher using the radio on the bus.  Paramedics were on the scene a short time later.

Crump suffered a heart attack while paramedics were treating her on the scene.   She was taken to Anderson Hospital where emergency room staff were able to revive her.  She remained in critical condition.  But Crump says she was pronounced dead Tuesday evening in Anderson’s ICU.

Routine testing for the presence of alcohol or drugs will be performed. The coroner’s office is still investigating.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

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