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12 taken to hospital after Cumberland Co. bus rear-ended

Posted January 27, 2012
Updated January 28, 2012

Traffic Accident (generic)

— A pickup truck rear-ended a school bus on U.S. Highway 301 north of Fayetteville Friday afternoon, sending a dozen middle and high school students to the hospital. All of the injuries were minor, according to the state Highway Patrol, which responded to the wreck.

The bus was filled with students from Mack Williams Middle School and Cape Fear Valley High School, Bethea said. It had not yet made its first stop.

Trooper Marcus Bethea said Jesus Antonio Jose failed to brake sufficiently and ran into the back of the bus, which was stopped. Jose, 41, of Wade, was charged with DWI, reckless driving and failing to reduce speed to avoid colliding with a vehicle.

Jose and the students were all being treated at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.


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  • kermit60 Jan 30, 2012

    Another DWI! When are the responsible people going to make laws that punish these people. We've been putting up with this for years. Glad to here nobody was seriously hurt. It could have been a very different story.

  • dec2009grad Jan 27, 2012

    It is called Cape Fear High School. I pray that everyone involved is okay.