North Carolina bus crash injures 13 middle school students

TAYLORSVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina school bus overturned after it was hit by a car, sending 13 middle school students to the hospital.

The North Carolina Highway Patrol said 12 of the students had minor injuries in the crash Monday in Alexander County, while one was in critical condition but expected to survive. The drivers of the bus and car were also hurt.

Master Trooper Jeffrey Swagger said the crash happened near West Alexander Middle School when the car crossed the center line and hit the bus carrying a driver and 19 students.

No charges had been filed by late morning.

In a separate accident Monday, news outlets report a bus driver from Rowan County died after suffering an apparent medical condition while driving. No children on the bus were hurt.

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