Central Islip Woman High in Crash With School Bus, Cops Say

A woman has been arrested for driving while high on drugs after she crashed head-on into a school bus for children with disabilities in her hometown of Central Islip on Wednesday morning, Suffolk County police said.

Tyajia Anthony was driving a Jeep southbound on Connetquot Avenue when her vehicle crossed over the double yellow line and struck a Suffolk Transportation Service school bus near the corner of Ridge Avenue, causing both to catch fire shortly after 8 a.m.

Two wheelchair-bound 5-year-old boys, two aides and the driver on the bus that was destined for an AHRC school were taken to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore. The driver and aides were treated for minor injuries but the children were not hurt.

The 29-year-old suspect was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

She will be arraigned Thursday at First District Court in Central Islip.

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