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Two Injured In Charter Bus Wreck In Hoke County

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HOKE COUNTY, N.C. — Two people were injured in a Hoke County accident Wednesday morning that involved a chartered bus carrying about 40 children and two other vehicles.

The wreck occurred at about 9:45 a.m. along N.C. Highway 211 when a 1994 Hyundai traveling north hit the bus, which was traveling south.

The North Carolina Highway Patrol said the driver of the Hyundai, Warren McAlister, side-swiped the bus and then crossed the center line and struck a 2005 Nissan head-on.

The driver of the Nissan, Kerry Williams, and McAlister, were taken to Moore County Regional Hospital, where they were listed in fair condition Wednesday afternoon.

None of the children on the bus were injured. Authorities said they were from an Aberdeen elementary school and were traveling to Fort Fisher for a field trip. The field trip was canceled.

State troopers said the charter bus driver was not at fault. It was not immediately known whether any charges would be filed in the case.

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