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Children safe after bus involved in 3-vehicle wreck

A Stanly County Head Start bus was involved in a three-car accident at 2:45 p.m. Tuesday on U.S. Highway 52 South at Quail Ridge Road.

A white Dodge Ram with a trailer ran a stop sign and struck the Norwood Head Start bus that was coming north on U.S. 52, according to Sheriff Jeff Crisco.

The bus overturned in a ditch while a Toyota Scion struck the trailer of the pickup truck.

None of the children, the bus driver or the driver of the pickup were injured seriously, Crisco said. The driver of the Scion had undisclosed serious injuries and was airlifted to a medical facility.

Highway Patrol is investigating the incident.

About Charles Curcio

Charles Curcio was the sports editor of the Stanly News & Press from 1999-2001 and has currently served in the same capacity since 2008. He was awarded the NCHSAA Tim Stevens Media Representative of the Year and named CNHI Sports Editor of the Year in 2014. He has also been honored twice by the North Carolina Press Association.

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