Father upset over plea deal for school bus crash suspect - KCTV5

Father upset over plea deal for school bus crash suspect

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Toryne Sanders, 33, was charged with leaving the scene of an accident with injuries and driving with a revoked license. He is expected to make a plea Tuesday. Toryne Sanders, 33, was charged with leaving the scene of an accident with injuries and driving with a revoked license. He is expected to make a plea Tuesday.
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

A man hit a school bus that had children inside it near 67th Street and Askew Avenue in Kansas City last February and kept going.

Police caught him and charged him, but now a father whose daughter was on that bus says the suspect is getting off too easily.

Justin Jackson remembers the day he pulled up to his daughter's school bus accident. The bus was on its side after a driver hit it and kept going.

"She was definitely shaken up. She was leery about riding the bus again," Jackson said.

His 6-year-old daughter had minor injuries as did the other four children on the bus and the bus driver.

More than three hours after the wreck, the driver was taken by ambulance from his father's house and later taken into custody by police.

Toryne Sanders, 33, was charged with leaving the scene of an accident with injuries and driving with a revoked license. He told police he didn't mean to hit the bus and that he had children of his own.

KCTV5 discovered Sanders had seven prior convictions for driving with a revoked license and seven convictions for driving without a license.

He is expected to attend a plea hearing in Jackson County court Tuesday.

Jackson is not happy about the plea he says he was given.

"It was brought to my attention that he'd get probation and 30 days in jail," he said.

Jackson believes, given Sander's history, his sentence should be greater.

"A lot more than 30 days in jail," he said.

A spokesperson for the Jackson County Prosecutor's Office said he could not discuss plea negotiations, but he did confirm a plea hearing is scheduled for Tuesday. He is not certain if Sanders accepted a plea. A judge will decide Sander's sentence.

"I can't really call what is appropriate, but I can tell you this is not," Jackson said.

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