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School Bus Crashes After Driver Falls Asleep

A Johnston County school bus driver fell asleep and wreck Wednesday afternoon, the state Highway Patrol said.

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CLAYTON, N.C. — A Johnston County school bus driver fell asleep and wrecked Wednesday afternoon, the state Highway Patrol said.

Tammy Stevens drifted off while traveling down Covered Bridge Road near Loop Road, troopers said. The bus hit five mailboxes and a car before crossing over a ditch and coming to a stop in a field.

No students were on the bus. Stevens had just dropped off students from Riverwood Middle and Elementary schools.

The driver of the car Stevens hit was not seriously injured.

Stevens, who was not hurt, is facing reckless driving charges, troopers said.

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