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17-year-old charged in Johnston County crash

Posted December 2, 2008

— Authorities charged a 17-year-old with failure to yield the right of way after she crashed into a Johnston County Area Transit bus Tuesday morning, according to state troopers.

Emergency crews took six of the nine people on board to hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.

Louise Everette, 64, had the most serious injuries, troopers said. Her arm or shoulder was trapped in the wreck.

Brianne French, 17, of Clayton, was driving across U.S. Highway 70 at Strickland Road when she crashed into the bus, authorities said.

She stopped her red Pontiac at the stop sign. Troopers said they believe she then didn't look both ways or didn't see the bus.


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  • thought Dec 2, 2008

    JC has many bad drivers. My parents are there - and I almost get hit pulling in the driveway. I get horns blown and everything- I have a turn signal- but they don't care. Some just put the thing one and keep driving - my mom was almost crushed by someone who was going so fast - she did not see her. I was right behind her -and tried to stop her - luckily she saw her just in time- the lady screamed at my mom. That lady was totally in the wrong. I've been in close calls on 70 and Barabra mill - it is just messed up.

  • amyrn Dec 2, 2008

    I don't think I want to drive in Johnston County unless its during school hours. I thought my son and his friends were bad but JC has more than anyone else or at least that is how the news is portraying it.

  • news4u Dec 2, 2008

    ABC11 and www.wtsbradio.com have the pix.

  • Brogden Dec 2, 2008


    How about the people on the bus? Which is really little more than a big van if it is JCATS.

  • workingforthosethatwont Dec 2, 2008

    It sounds like we need to take a look at the driver's education program in Johnston Co.

  • Iworkforaliving Dec 2, 2008

    I sure hope the people in the car are alright.