- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 6, 2016

KAMAS, Utah (AP) - Utah Highway Patrol says the mayor of Kamas suffered a heart attack while driving, causing him to crash an empty school bus into a power pole.

UHP Sgt. Todd Royce says Lewis Marchant was westbound on State Route 150 Monday when he suffered the heart attack, causing the bus to swerve to the right and strike a power pole.

There were no passengers on the South Summit School District bus at the time of the crash.

Marchant in critical condition Tuesday at a hospital in Murray.

Royce did not know Marchant’s age.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/2ghGQow ) Marchant has been a bus driver for about two decades and mayor of the small town since 2001.

Kamas, which has a population of about 1,800 people, is about 40 miles east of Salt Lake City.

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Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, https://www.sltrib.com


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