KIPP bus driver cited in Highway 125 wreck

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Posted: Tuesday, September 11, 2012 6:18 pm | Updated: 10:36 am, Wed Sep 12, 2012.

The driver of a KIPP school bus will be cited following a wreck Tuesday afternoon that occurred while the school's volleyball team was en route to a game, state police and DOT authorities said.

A North Carolina Department of Transportation employee at the scene said he was called to the wreck just before 4 p.m. today, adding he was told a volleyball team was on the bus.

The bus was standing right side up after the wreck, and the sedan was smashed significantly.

The State Highway Patrol is investigating what caused the collision, which took place on Highway 125 near the location of the old Halifax County Law Enforcement Association club house. The bus and the car were stopped in the middle of the soybean field across the street from the old club house grounds.

Trooper L. Bynum is conducting the investigation. He said both vehicles were traveling south on the road when the car went to make a left turn. State police said the bus went left of the center line at that point and struck the car.

KIPP officials could not immediately be reached for comment, but there were some students taken to an area hospital. State police said none of the injuries suffered were life threatening.

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