Scooter driver killed in collision with school bus
Posted March 19, 2013
Raleigh, N.C. — A Clayton man died early Tuesday when his motor scooter collided with a Wake County school bus in Raleigh, police said.
The crash happened about 6:15 a.m. at the intersection of Chapel Hill and Edwards Mill roads. Raleigh police said the bus driver, Jimmie Eberhart, 65, of Cary, was trying to make a left turn onto Edwards Mill Road when his bus collided with the scooter, driven by Joe Cephus Shelton III, 41, of the 100 block of Allison Way.
Police said the scooter did not have its headlight on.
No children were on the bus at the time, school officials said. The crash closed both eastbound lanes of Chapel Hill Road for about two hours.
Police said the crash remains under investigation and the results will be discussed with the Wake County District’s Attorney’s Office.