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Bus driver cleared of charges in rail crossing incident

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WENATCHEE — A Leavenworth school bus driver was exonerated Monday after being accused of recklessly driving a student-occupied bus in front of an oncoming train.

Charges of reckless endangerment and hit and run against Gregory D. Little, 60, were withdrawn after evidence showed he drove the bus over the Dryden crossing April 26 only when his sole other option was to halt in front of the train, with perhaps a dozen students on board.

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