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School bus, truck involved in wreck on St. Matthew’s

Witnesses are saying that a truck rear-ended a school bus Wednesday between stops on St. Matthew’s Church Road. Highway Patrol has yet to determine fault in the incident.

Cindy Crump lives at 1080 St. Matthew’s Church Road, and said that bus 20 from East Rowan High School stops in front of her house every afternoon to drop off her daughter, Grace. Just a few yards down the road, the bus makes a second stop at 1030 St. Matthew’s Church Road.

“Really they should just have one bus stop,” she said.

Crump was inside when the crash happened. Grace was outside.

“It was really loud,” Grace said.

Grace said she got off the bus and was walking towards the front porch, and when she looked back, the two had wrecked. There were 13 students on bus 20 at the time, but no injuries were reported. The driver of the truck declined to comment, but fire and EMS personnel said he was unharmed.

Tim Beck, transportation director for Rowan-Salisbury Schools, said when the bus pulled away from one stop and approached the next, the driver likely had the vehicle’s amber lights on, signaling another stop.

“And the truck behind her decided not to stop,” he alleged.

The crash blocked one lane of traffic on St. Matthew’s Church Road. As of 5:30 p.m. Highway Patrol was still on the scene.

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