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Man Faces Charges In Deadly School Bus Crash

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PERQUIMANS COUNTY, N.C. — Authorities say the driver of a pickup truck involved in a school bus crash that killed four people will be charged.

The state Highway Patrol charged Ruben Fajardo, of Wilson, with four misdemeanor counts of death by motor vehicle and a count of failure to reduce speed.

Fajardo's brother and three others died when the truck crashed into the school bus Monday.

Forty students were onboard. None were seriously hurt.

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