Eighteen-year-old Erin Foster and 17-year-old Jeremy Bechtel went missing on April 3, 2000, in Sparta, Tennessee.
The accident remains under investigation, and authorities have secured video of the incident from a car that was driving behind the bus.
Thankfully, a passer-by noticed and stopped to tell her - and just in time, too. The front of the car was soon engulfed in flames.
The mother of the two boys was in a women's discipleship group at her church when she got the devastating news.
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Officer Danny Bean of the Tulsa Police emphasized the role the good Samaritan had in ensuring Powell survived.
Since she is a minor, the teen is being charged as a juvenile with second-degree murder and hit-and-run in connection with the death.