Fatal Collision Involving a School Bus in Southeastern, Kentucky

FATAL Collision 600

BLEDSOE, KY– On April 27, 2021 at 3:13 p.m. Kentucky State Police, Post 10 Harlan received a call about a two vehicle collision involving a school bus on East Hwy 221 in the Bledsoe community of Harlan County. Troopers from Post 10 Harlan responded and began an investigation.

Initial investigation indicates the school bus was stopped on Hwy 221 dropping off a kid when a 2014 Chevrolet pickup operated by Donald Anadell (73) of Bledsoe failed to stop striking the bus in the rear. Mr. Anadell was the only individual inside of the pickup.

Mr. Anadell was flown from the scene to Johnson City Medical Center for critical injuries.

No kids or the bus driver received and injuries from the collision.

On April 28, 2021 KSP Post 10 Harlan was notified from the Medical Examiners Office in Tennessee that Mr. Anadell had succumbed to his injuries.

Collision remains under investigation by Tpr. Keith Lowe and Det. Andy Soltess. Local fire departments assisted with the scene as well.

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