Driver who hit Garner teen at school bus stop not charged
Posted April 3, 2013
Garner, N.C. — The North Carolina State Highway Patrol said Tuesday that they will not charge a driver who hit and killed a teen last week at a school bus stop near Garner.
Maria Fernandez Jimenez, 14, a freshman at Garner Magnet High School, was crossing N.C. Highway 50 near J.R. Drive on March 25 when she ran into the path of a 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix driven by Terri Lynn Guttery of Willow Spring.
Witnesses told authorities that the bus was nearing its stop when Jimenez crossed the road. The bus' amber lights were flashing, but its red lights were not, and its stop arm was not extended, according to witnesses.