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School bus driver charged in chain-reaction wreck

Posted December 21, 2010 10:19 a.m. EST

— Cary police charged a school bus driver Tuesday with causing a wreck involving three buses from Asheboro that sent 35 children to the hospital.

Boyce Goldston, 40, of North Elm Street in Asheboro, was charged with failure to decrease speed as necessary to avoid colliding with another vehicle.

Police said that a bus driven by Goldston rear-ended another school bus, setting off the chain-reaction wreck at a stoplight at U.S. Highway 64 and Edinburgh Drive Monday morning. Five children remained hospitalized late Monday.

The buses were carrying about 113 eighth-grade students from North Asheboro Middle School to the North Carolina Museums of History and Natural Sciences.

The infraction Goldston faces carries a $50 fine and $143 in court costs. He was scheduled to appear in court Feb. 10.

Police filed charges after consulting with the Wake County District Attorney's Office.