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Troopers: Guilford County Schools bus crash Wednesday injures 1 student
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Troopers: Guilford County Schools bus crash Wednesday injures 1 student

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Updated 8:13 p.m.

LIBERTY — A Southeast Guilford High School student was injured Wednesday when a school bus ran off the road and overturned, the Highway Patrol said.

The 16-year-old student was taken to Moses Cone Hospital for minor injuries, the patrol said in a news release.

Troopers said the bus driver, 74-year-old Mary Delores White of Julian, also had minor injuries but was not taken to a hospital.

Troopers responded just before 5 p.m. to a report of a crash on Smithwood Road near Lake Juno Road in Guilford County.

White was driving west on Smithwood Road when the bus went off the road to the right, struck a culvert then crossed to the other side of the road and overturned, troopers said.

The crash remains under investigation and charges are pending, the patrol said.

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Smithwood Road was closed for nearly three hours during the investigation. 

A Guilford County Schools bus carrying one student was involved in an accident Wednesday afternoon, according to media reports and district officials.

Bus No. 1456 was involved in an accident with the driver and one student on board, district spokesman Janson Silvers confirmed.

WGHP-Channel 8 is reporting that the Southeast High School bus crashed Wednesday afternoon on Smithwood Road in Liberty near the intersection of Lowe Mail Road. Video on the station's website shows a bus on its side in a ditch.

A 16-year-old passenger was taken to Moses Cone Hospital with minor injuries, the TV station reported.

The Guilford County Sheriff's Office did not respond to a request for information early Wednesday evening.

No further details were available.


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