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Bus carrying Huntsville Elementary students crashes on N.C. 68 in Rockingham County

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, N.C. -- A bus carrying children crashed on N.C. 68 in southwestern Rockingham County on Tuesday afternoon, according to Master Trooper Brandon Baker.

The wreck happened on N.C. 68 near Sylvania Road at 3:02 p.m.

Baker said a private bus carrying 18 students and two adults from Huntsville Elementary School to an afterschool program was headed south on N.C. 68 when a 1989 Chevrolet pickup truck headed north hit the bus.

The bus went off the road on the lefthand side, hit a sign, rolled down a bank and overturned.

All students, as well as the driver of the pickup, an adult who was also in the truck and the bus driver, were taken to Moses Cone Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

No charges have been filed at this time.

Google Map for coordinates 36.275344 by -79.943190.

NC-68 & Sylvania Rd, New Bethel, NC 27357

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