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School Bus, 18-Wheeler Crash in Sampson County

Posted May 10, 2007 8:57 p.m. EDT
Updated May 10, 2007 9:56 p.m. EDT

— Three people were hurt Thursday afternoon when a tractor-trailer crashed into the side of a school bus in Sampson County, the Highway Patrol said.

The crash happened at Corinth Church Road and N.C. 242. troopers said. There was one student on the bus at the time.

Kimberly Smith, 28, the bus driver, was flown to Duke University Hospital, where she was reported to be in good condition Thursday night.

Howard Fann, 62, the truck driver, and William Barnhill, 13, a passenger on the bus, were also hurt, troopers said, but their conditions were not known.

Troopers said the bus did not yield to the truck at a stop sign. The truck hit the bus, rolling it onto its side.