School Bus Driver Pleads Guilty In Crash That Injured Students

BOULDER, Colo. (AP/CBS4) — The driver of a school bus that tipped on its side in Boulder County last year has pleaded guilty to careless driving.

Elizabeth Burris entered her plea Wednesday in Boulder District Court. In exchange for the plea, prosecutors dropped child abuse and DUI charges.

Elizabeth Burris (credit: Boulder Sheriff)

Elizabeth Burris (credit: Boulder Sheriff)

The former St. Vrain Valley School District driver was driving eight students when her bus tipped in a steep part of a canyon near Lyons on Dec. 7, 2015. Five children were hurt, two seriously.

Elizabeth Burris' bus crash (credit: CBS)

Elizabeth Burris’ bus crash (credit: CBS)

At the time, police said Burris told a state trooper she was on about six prescription drugs for her fibromyalgia.

Elizabeth Burris (credit: CBS)

Elizabeth Burris (credit: CBS)

Elizabeth Burris in court in December (credit: CBS)

Elizabeth Burris in court in December (credit: CBS)

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