Four teenagers were killed Monday morning when their car hit a school bus head-on in Robeson County, according to the State Highway Patrol.
The Nissan Maxima was driving at a “high rate of speed” on Wire Grass Road when it drifted left of center and hit the bus head-on, said Highway Patrol spokesman Lt. Jeff Gordon. There were no students on the bus at the time, but the driver, Kinyata Locklear, 36, of Maxton was seriously injured and later taken to Duke Medical Center, Gordon said.
Three of the teens were thrown from the car, while the driver, Kadaufei Worley, 16, of Lumberton, remained strapped in. Gordon identified the passengers as Daylon Cummings, 15, of Rowland and Kashawn Leonard, 19, and Tylek McNair, 18, both of Fairmont.
Just before the accident, someone had called to report that he was following a suspicious car, which turned out to be the Maxima. A Robeson County sheriff’s deputy who responded caught up with the caller, and they both came upon the accident as they rounded a curve, Gordon said.