Charges are still pending Wednesday morning for a driver who Highway Patrol says slammed into the back of the stopped school bus Tuesday afternoon.
21-year-old Jay Jackson had to be airlifted to Pitt County Memorial Hospital following the crash in Deep Run. Hospital staff tell us, he's in serious condition.
Authorities say a school bus was rear-ended Tuesday afternoon in Lenoir County, with several students sent to the hospital.
The wreck happened around 3:30 p.m. on Highway 11 South in Deep Run.
State troopers say bus number 116 from Woodington Middle School was stopped and letting a student off when an SUV struck the bus from behind. The driver of that SUV, 21 year-old Jay Jackson, was trapped in the vehicle for about 40 minutes. The SUV driver was airlifted to Pitt County Memorial Hospital.
Thirty-five students were on the bus, and seven of those, along with the bus driver, were transported to Lenoir Memorial Hospital for observation.
Highway 11 was shut down for over an hour because of the crash.
Troopers say charges are pending against the SUV driver.