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Former school bus driver charged in motorcyclist's death

Posted November 7, 2012 2:05 p.m. EST
Updated November 8, 2012 11:20 a.m. EST

— A former school bus driver for Johnston County Schools has been charged in connection with a fatal crash involving a motorcyclist.

Tammy Starling Clay, 44, of Matthews Way in Willow Spring, was arrested Thursday in connection with the Oct. 24 death of Carol Lynn Sutherland. The North Carolina State Highway Patrol said Sutherland died when Clay pulled her bus into the cyclist’s path.

Clay, who was driving a bus for McGee's Crossroads Elementary School, was arrested and charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle.

Tracey Peedin Jones, a public information officer for Johnston County Schools, says Clay resigned from her job Oct. 31.