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School bus carrying 9 kids hit guardrail and tree before overturning in Brunswick County, troopers say

Brunswick County School Bus Crash
Posted at 7:20 PM, Apr 21, 2023

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, Va. — A driver has been charged after a school bus with nine children onboard overturned in rural Brunswick County Friday afternoon.

Sgt. Michelle Anaya with Virginia State Police said the bus was on Gasburg Road at Kennon Drive when it ran off of the road, overcorrected and then ran off the other side of the road around 4:15 p.m.

Brunswick County School Bus Crash
Brunswick County School Bus Crash

"Upon leaving the roadway, the bus struck the guardrail and a tree, before overturning onto its side," Anaya wrote.

The driver of the school bus, 58-year-old Carlean Amber Johnston, was transported to Southside Medical Center in Emporia, according to officials.

Anaya said the nine children on the bus were evaluated at the scene.

Brunswick County School Bus Crash
Brunswick County School Bus Crash

Johnston was been charged with reckless driving general, Anaya said.

The investigation into the wreck remains ongoing.

This is a developing story, so anyone with more information can email newstips@wtvr.com to send a tip.

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