The Jan. 17 crash sent more than 30 to local hospitals. The driver of the school bus later died and a 14-year-old student was left paralyzed. (File)
BELL COUNTY (March 27th, 2012) --- Bell County Commissioners have voted to reduce the speed limit from 60 miles per hour to 50 miles per hour on both the north and south sides of Old Highway 95 as it approaches FM 93.
The intersection was the site of a deadly collision between a delivery truck and an Academy School bus in January.
Longtime Academy ISD school bus driver James Johnson, 71, died nearly a month after he was badly injured in the Jan. 17 crash that sent 29 students and two other adults to hospitals.
Student Haley Johannsen, 14, was left paralyzed.
Bell County Engineer Bryan Neaves said the county has also moved up the advanced warning stop ahead signs to 400 feet before the intersection.
"We made the change to keep in accordance with the traffic regulation handbook, we also put in some audible strips 200 feet before the advanced warning stop signs on Old Highway 95," Neaves said.
The audible strips are also 200 feet after the signs.