Truck driver killed after collision with school bus in Newton

Published 12:00 am Friday, October 22, 2021

NEWTON (AP) — One person was killed and two people were injured after a school bus collided with a truck, the N.C. State Highway Patrol said Thursday.

No children were on the bus, but a state trooper confirmed the driver of the truck was killed and the two who were injured were taken to hospitals in the Newton area, The News Herald of Morganton reported. The injuries are not considered to be life-threatening.

According to the patrol, the truck collided with the bus at an intersection on N.C. Highway 16 near a car dealership. The bus, which carries students from Bandys High School, was knocked into another vehicle and ended up on its side, the trooper said.

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