UPDATE: Troopers ID, charge truck driver in Craven County school bus hit-run


The driver of the tractor trailer that hit a Craven County school bus on Tuesday has been identified and charged, the North Carolina Highway Patrol said. 

The tractor trailer driver was identified as Raymond Robinson, 61, of Cover City.  

Trooper Leitschuh has charged Robinson with driving left of center and hit and run. 


The North Carolina Highway Patrol is looking for a tractor trailer that collided with a Craven County school bus Tuesday morning and drove away.

The West Craven High School bus was travelling west on Nelson Road at 6:20 a.m. 

The tractor trailer was traveling eastbound.

The bus driver told troopers the tractor trailer was driving into his lane.

The tractor trailer driver noticed at the last minute and swerved back into his lane, busting the buses’ mirrors and four windows.

One child was injured by the breaking glass, but there were no serious injuries.

No one was transported to the hospital.

Fifteen students were on the bus at the time.

The Highway Patrol wants people in Craven County and in surrounding counties to be on the lookout for a blue and silver tractor trailer driven by a white man.

The bus had internal video, which troopers are trying to use to learn more about the accident.

The bus will be out of service until the windows are fixed.

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