NEW INFO: School Bus Accident In Craven County

State troopers say the driver of a car that rear ended a Craven County school bus has died.

19-year-old Mitchell Gibbs, a Marine at Cherry Point, died Thursday night at Pitt County Memorial Hospital. Troopers say his pregnant wife, Samantha, will be okay.

The bus had stopped right before the railroad tracks on Highway 70 in James City when the car struck it from behind.

There were no children on the bus.

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A driver and his pregnant wife had to be airlifted to Pitt County Memorial Hospital after colliding with a school bus around 6:45 Thursday morning.

State troopers say the man and his wife, both of New Bern, were traveling near the U.S. 70 bridge in James City when they came up behind a school bus, stopped at the railroad tracks.

Troopers say the couple's Volkwagon Jetta had its top almost completely detached from the car. No children were on the bus at the time of crash, although the driver was taken to the hospital for treatment.

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A school bus accident in Craven County hampered the commute for some near New Bern.

The Highway Patrol says a car rear-ended a bus as it stopped at the railroad tracks near James City, not far from the US 70 Bridge. Craven County School officials say Bus 349 serves New Bern High School. There were no students on board. The school bus driver was taken to the hospital to be checked out.

Troopers say the crash happened at 6:45 a.m. Thursday. It was causing traffic to back up to the bridge headed to New Bern.

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