NEW INFO: School Bus Driver Charged After Crash

A Duplin County school bus driver has been charged after troopers say she and 11 students were injured in a Wednesday morning school bus crash.

Tina Andrews has been charged with failure to maintain lane control by the Highway Patrol.

Troopers say the on-board bus camera showed the driver turning around and asking the children whether she is going the right way. That's when troopers say she lost control of the bus and it turned over.

Eleven students and Andrews were taken to the hospital after the bus rolled over in a wreck. The bus was headed to North Duplin Elementary School.

Duplin County Emergency Manager Reid Southerland tells WITN that it doesn't appear that any of the injuries were serious. Another 13 people refused treatment.

Officials say the wreck happened on Ralph Sutton Rd. at the intersection of Buckhill Rd. between 7 a.m. and 7:30 a.m.

Southerland says the bus hit a ditch while rounding a curve in the road, and the bus rolled over.


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