Kenly, NC (April 12, 2021) – Officials in Johnston County responded to the scene of a crash involving a school bus on Monday morning. The accident occurred just after 7:00 a.m. on U.S. Highway 301 near Weaver Road.
According to police, the bus was stopped near an intersection and was preparing to pick up students. At the same time, a black GMC truck was traveling behind the bus. The truck failed to reduce its speed and collided with the back of the bus. A total of 26 students were on board the bus at the time of the collision. Four of the students were taken to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the GMC was not injured in the accident.
Following an investigation, the GMC driver was charged with failing to reduce speed to avoid a crash. Police remained on the scene until approximately 9:30 a.m.