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Family killed in crash with school bus

Posted March 8, 2011

North Carolina State Highway Patrol

— A family of four was killed Tuesday afternoon when its car crashed head-on into a Brunswick County school bus, according to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.

Joshua Steed Williams, 31, Brandy Nicole Williams, 30, and their two children, Gavin, 6, and Joshua, 9, of Ash, were dead when state troopers arrived.

Authorities said the Williams' Chrysler missed a curve and crossed the center line on Camp Bridge Road near the Columbus County Line around 4 p.m., and slammed into the school bus, which was coming from Waccamaw Elementary School.

The driver of the school bus, Connie Russ, 61, of Ash, and the only student on the bus at the time were taken to an area hospital for the treatment of minor injuries.

The investigation is ongoing.


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  • meganlovesguitar Mar 10, 2011

    how sad:(

  • meganlovesguitar Mar 10, 2011

    wow sad

  • anntwllf Mar 10, 2011

    My prayers go out to you and all your family. Stay strong for each other and God will see you thru.

  • dontgetmestarted Mar 9, 2011

    Gidder Dun - My thoughts and prayer go out to you and your family. I can't imagine losing 5 family members in just a couple of days. Just know God's promise that He will never put on you more than you can bear. He will comfort and guide you through this time of grief.

  • Married2aMSGontheworstpost Mar 9, 2011

    Thoughts and prayers

  • Air Biscuit Mar 9, 2011

    gidder dun--

    You are in our prayers.

  • shemontay Mar 9, 2011

    Be encouraged Gidder Dun; your family will come thru this just trust God and lean on each other. I have and will pray for you as the spirit leads me to.

  • Gidder Dun Mar 9, 2011

    Many thanks to each of your for your prayers and support during this time of our loss.

  • BobLoblaw Mar 9, 2011

    Gidder, I am very saddened by the extraordinary losses to you and to your family. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

  • kanji Mar 9, 2011

    Gidder, I am so sorry for the loss in your family this week. We'll keep you and yours in our prayers.