Students Injured In Bus Accident Will Recover

More than a dozen students were hurt -- but not with life-threatening injuries -- when a school bus crashed on the way back from a field trip.

It happened Wednesday afternoon in McDowell County south of
Marion.The bus was carrying 61 people, including 54 second-graders from Nebo Elementary School.

Officials say two people were flown to hospitals as a precaution and others went by ambulance or bus.

Officials say the bus went off the rain-soaked shoulder of the road and overturned when the driver tried to get back onto the road. The bus ended up on its side in a ditch.