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Bus driver cited in Wayne Co. school bus crash

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GOLDSBORO, N.C. -

A Wayne County school bus driver has been cited for causing an accident early Friday morning that left at least six people injured.

The incident occurred at the intersection of U.S. 70 and S Beston Road east of Goldsboro just after 7 a.m.

Ten students were on the bus heading to Eastern Wayne High School and six were injured and taken by ambulance to Wayne Memorial Hospital, according to David Lewis with Wayne County Public Schools.

The other five students on board were released to their parents at the scene. The bus driver, 71-year-old Russell Spence, Jr. was not seriously hurt. Highway patrol did cite Spence for unsafe movement.

Lewis told WNCN that bus was coming south on Beston Road and was turning onto eastbound U.S. 70 when the collision occurred.

A clerk at the Handy Mart located at the intersection told WNCN that it appeared the driver of the van was badly injured.

The clerk said the front end of the van was crushed and the motor was inside the car. Authorities said the van driver, Marion West IV, 20, and the front seat passenger, Manueal Guerrero Munoz, 34, were seriously hurt and taken to Wayne Memorial Hospital. The back passenger, Adan Arzate-Carenas, 29, was also injured, but not seriously.

The condition of the person driving the van has not been released. The highway patrol is still investigating the incident.

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