Smithfield Herald

Johnston school bus in crash on NC 39

A Johnston County school bus driver and a Selma Elementary School student were taken to a hospital after a bus was involved in a crash at N.C. 39 and Little Divine Road on Tuesday morning, officials reported.

The crash happened shortly before 8 a.m. It involved the bus and two other vehicles, the State Highway Patrol said.

Bus 471 was taking 45 students to Selma Elementary School, Johnston County Schools spokeswoman Tracey Peedin Jones said.

The student was taken to be examined as a precaution, Jones said. The Highway Patrol said the student’s parent took the student to a hospital.

The driver’s identity and condition were not immediately available.