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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  1. Margarita says:

    was a lot worse than what don Imus said. I did not belveie that Imus should have been fired for what he said, but he was, so now the only fair thing to do to JV and Elvis is to fire them too. If Imus was booted for a simple little phrase that was not intended to hurt the members of the Rutgers basketball team, then surely the abusive racist and sexist language spoken directly to Asian Americans deserves the firing of the two. Unfortunately I don?t think that Elvis and JV will be fired or this story will receive significant national coverage. The Asian American community, as usual, won?t care enough to make a big deal about it, even though it is. I say that it is a big deal not because of what the two said, which was still bad, but because people think that they can attack and make fun of Asians without consequence. If JV and Elvis had called Black owned businesses and done the equivalent to Black employees they would have been off the ar faster than Imus. Currently in our society it is socially acceptable to make fun of Asians (as well as whites), but it is not okay to say anything about Blacks or any other minorities. Either no one is off limits or everyone is. I would prefer the former, but in light of Imus? firing, JV and Elvis must go to, or it will be completely obvious that there are huge double standards in America when it comes to racism.

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