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Students Hurt After School Bus Tips Over On Icy Road

Twenty-one students received were injured in a school bus crash Thursday morning in Bertie County as schools were trying to get kids home in the snow.

State troopers say it happened around 10:50 a.m. on Highway 45 south of Colerain when bus number 165 slid on ice and tipped over.

The Highway Patrol says the students from Colerain Elementary School were transported to Roanoke-Chowan Hospital in Ahoskie.

The most serious injury was one girl breaking her collar bone in the crash.

Interim superintendent Dr. Will Crawford says it turned out not to be a good decision to hold school Thursday. He says conditions changed and the school system decided to send the kids home. Crawford said they're lucky no one was killed in the crash.

Bertie County Schools are on a two-hour delay Friday.


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