Thursday, February 1, 2024

Commissioner Causey to present Heroism Award to bus driver during visit to Harnett County on Friday

Feb 1, 2024

Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey will present a Heroism Award to honor a bus driver who helped save the lives of 38 children during a visit to Harnett County on Friday, Feb. 2.

Commissioner Causey will present the award to Monica Tyson-Crawford during the Benhaven Elementary School’s awards ceremony.

Tyson-Crawford, a Harnett County bus driver, said she smelled smoke coming from her bus with 38 kids aboard while en route to Benhaven on Nov. 14, 2023. Without hesitation, she safely pulled over and got students off, just seconds before a fire erupted. Tyson-Crawford is also a teacher’s assistant at Benhaven.

The media is invited to attend and cover this event.

Here is Commissioner Causey’s public schedule for Friday, Feb. 2:

9 a.m. – Heroism Award Presentation
Benhaven Elementary School
520 Olive Farm Road 
Sanford, N.C. 27332

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