A school bus driver was arrested after she overdosed while driving and crashed into a tree, Newark police said.
The driver, Lisa Byrd, was transporting a dozen students from 14th Avenue School in Newark when the vehicle crashed into a tree on Wednesday, officials said in a statement.
When first responders arrived, police said they revived the 57-year-old woman with Narcan — a drug that instantly reverses the effects of overdose from heroin and other opioids.
The students, ages 5 to 13, were not injured, police said.
Byrd, who was taken to a local hospital, is facing 12 charges of endangering the welfare of a child, driving while impaired and possession of drug paraphernalia, police said.
It was not immediately clear whether Byrd has an attorney.
he company employing the driver, F&A Transport, has been “removed from transporting children” until an investigation is completed, Newark Public Schools said in a statement.
CNN has reached out to the company for comment.