No injuries after crash involving school bus, vehicle in Surry County

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SURRY COUNTY, N.C. – No injuries were reported after a crash involving a school bus with 25 children and a vehicle Tuesday in Surry County.

It happened shortly before 4 p.m. near Riverside Drive and Mickey Lane outside of Mount Airy, according to Surry County Emergency Services Director John Shelton.

Authorities said 25 students were on the bus and nobody on the bus or in the other vehicle was hurt.

The students were Tharrington Primary School and Jones Intermediate School students.

The other vehicle caught fire after the collision and is a total loss.

Tommy Jay Branch was charged with DWI and driving left of center in connection with the crash.

He was given a $1,000 secured bond and has since been released.