POLICE: Driver Who Struck Bus Had Heart Attack

Police say a man whose car struck a Wilson County school bus Monday morning died from a heart attack.

Robert Hills was traveling down Forest Hills Road when police say his Lincoln went left of center and struck the bus. The 69-year-old Hills died, while no one on the bus was injured.

Police say Hills suffered a heart attack which resulted in his death. They say their investigation continues to make sure there were no other factors that contributed to the crash.


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Police say a 69-year-old man is dead after his vehicle struck a Wilson County school bus this morning.

Sgt. John Slaughter identified the victim as Robert Hills of Wilson. He says Hills' Lincoln was heading south on Forest Hills Road around 6:50 a.m. when it crossed the center line and struck the full-size school bus.

The bus was headed to Fike High School with five special needs students, a driver and a driver's assistant on board. All seven people were sent to the hospital to be checked out.

Slaughter says speed was not a factor in the crash as both vehicles were going about the speed limit. He says it's likely an autopsy will be done on Hill to see if there was some medical condition that caused the accident.


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Wilson police are investigating a fatal crash between a school bus and a car.

Sgt. John Slaughter told WITN a school bus collided with a Lincoln around 6:50 a.m. Monday at Forest Hills and Cardinal. The driver of the Lincoln died. The person's name has not been released.

None of the children on the bus were injured. The bus driver is also ok. The bus was headed to Fike High School, according to Amber Whitley, Director of Public Relations for Wilson County Schools. There were five students, a driver and a driver assistant on the bus when the crash happened. They were taken to the hospital in Wilson to be checked out.

Slaughter says the Lincoln was heading south on Forest Hills when it crossed the center line and struck the oncoming bus. He says speed was not a factor as both vehicles were going around the posted speed limit of 35 miles per hour.

Forest Hills Rd. is blocked off right now at Raleigh Rd. in Wilson as police investigate the fatal crash.


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