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No students injured in early morning crash involving school bus

Investigators are looking into a crash involving a school bus. (Photo credit: WLOS Staff)

Investigators are looking into a crash involving a Buncombe County school bus.

It happened in the 1850 block of Pisgah Highway in Candler just before 7 a.m. Monday morning, at the intersection of Davis Creek Road.

It involved a bus from the Enka Intermediate School and a Jeep Compass.

No children on the bus at the time were injured. Emergency responders were called out for the driver of the other vehicle, who received minor injuries.

The students were taken to class.

There is visible damage left behind at a home near the intersection, where the Compass crashed through as fence and hit the corner of a house.

Troopers say the driver hit the school bus after trying to pass in a no passing zone.

Troopers also say there were three students and the driver on the bus at the time.

Authorities tell us the school bus and the Compass were both traveling north on Pisgah Highway when the bus attempted to make a left turn.

"The school bus slowed to turn onto Davis Creek and the Jeep attempted to pass. The bus had already went into the turn and the Jeep struck the side of the bus, spun out and hit the house here on 151," said Trooper Brandon Miller of the NC Highway Patrol.

Trooper Miller says the driver of the Jeep was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. The driver of the Jeep will be cited for reckless driving, troopers say, and could face additional charges.

We are still working to learn the name of the driver who hit the bus.

Troopers have told News 13 the driver is a 38-year-old woman.


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