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Troopers: 26 injured after truck rear-ends bus carrying migrant workers

Posted September 21, 2015

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— Twenty-six people were injured after a tractor-trailer rear-ended a bus carrying migrant workers on U.S. Highway 64 near Tarboro on Monday morning, according to the state Highway Patrol.

Two of the people suffered serious injuries and were flown to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville. The other 24 were taken to hospitals with various injuries. The crash happened around 6 a.m.

Troopers say the flatbed tractor-trailer was traveling east near exit 484 in Nash County when it crashed into the rear of the bus, causing the bus to overturn and land in the left lane of the highway.

The tractor-trailer then veered onto the right shoulder, went down an embankment and came to rest along a wood line.

The driver of the tractor-trailer, Aaron Nissim Moore, 31, of McLeansville, was charged with failing to reduce speed to avoid a collision. Investigators said they believe he was driving 60 to 65 miles per hour and the bus was going about 45 mph when the crash happened.

The driver of the bus, Manuel Rodrigues, 29, of Nashville, will be charged with failing to have a Class B driver’s license, which is required when transporting 16 or more passengers, according to troopers.

The N.C. Department of Transportation and the State Highway Patrol were in the process of clearing the roadway. Eastbound lanes of U.S. 64 were expected to reopen by noon Monday.

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  • Rick Fetter Sep 21, 2015
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    So no ticket for the driver of the bus only going 45 in a 70?

  • Andrew Stephenson Sep 21, 2015
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    Exactly, migrant workers are here on work visas. Totally legal.

  • Fran Rios Sep 21, 2015
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    Glad to see there are still kind people in this world that care about others regardless of race. Prayers for all the persons involved in the accident. For those posting hateful comments GOD BLESS YOU. 😇

  • Jim Hinnant Sep 21, 2015
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    You're joking, yes?

  • Alonzo Eubank Sep 21, 2015
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    I hope everyone's ok.. Despite the political comments.

  • Mark Adcox Sep 21, 2015
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    Nash County? It happened near Tarboro. What part of Tarboro is in Nash County?

  • Mike Smith Sep 21, 2015
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    WRAL The wreck happend in EDGECOMBE COUNTY NEAR EXIT 484 MC NAIR ROAD THATS WEST OF TARBORO .GET YIUR FACTS CORRECT BEFORE YOU REPORT

  • Mike Berthold Sep 21, 2015
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    Guess you can't use brackets in posts. My comment was "And all (insert stereotype) are (insert ignorant bias)".

  • Matt Wood Sep 21, 2015
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    A lot of migrant workers are here legally. Careful, your ignorance is showing!

  • Mike Smith Sep 21, 2015
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    Look out for the AMBULANCE CHASING LAWYERS TODAY.Pedro not breaking no tobacco anymore he is going to get him some $$$$$$$

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