UPDATE: School bus driver charged after morning accident

GREENVILLE, NC (WITN) - Two people have been transported to the hospital and a bus driver is now charged after an early morning school bus accident, according to police.

Greenville police says a Pitt County school bus was on Rosemont Drive and went through a stop sign at the intersection of County Home Road just before 8:30 a.m. Wednesday morning causing the crash.

MPO E.L. Butts with the Greenville Police Department says the bus pulled into the path of a white Dodge passenger car.

Two people in the Dodge were transported to the hospital with what police say were non-life-threatening injuries.

Authorities say the bus was carrying 18 Hope Middle School students, but none were injured.

The bus driver, Shuntane Baker, 43, has been charged with failure to stop at a stop sign.

A portion of County Home Road was closed for about an hour as crews worked to clear the scene. All traffic is flowing as normal.

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A school bus crash Wednesday morning has closed a portion of County Home Road in both directions.

The early morning accident involved a small white car.

Greenville Fire/Rescue and the Greenville Police Department responded to the crash and have closed County Home Road from Bells Chapel Road to Old Firetower Road.

WITN's Elizabeth Bateson is on scene right now and says kids were on the bus at the time of the accident, but there is no word yet if there have been any injuries.

Stay with WITN as we learn more throughout the morning.