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Woman, 56, charged with driving while impaired after she crashed car into SCHOOL BUS

Woman, 56, charged with driving while impaired after she crashed car into SCHOOL BUS and caused it to overturn, leaving 13 children in hospital and one in critical condition

  • North Carolina woman Kimberly Ann Austin was charged with driving while impaired after a crash with a school bus that sent 13 students to the hospital
  • The 56-year-old Taylorsville resident was also charged with driving left of center
  • The Highway Patrol says that Austin’s car crossed the center line and hit the bus carrying a driver and 19 students happened near West Alexander Middle School The Patrol said 12 of the students suffered minor injuries, while one was in critical condition but expected to survive the crash in Alexander County

A North Carolina woman has been charged with driving while impaired after a crash with a school bus that caused the yellow vehicle to overturn and sent 13 students to the hospital.

Kimberly Ann Austin, 56, was also charged with driving left of center, after her car crossed the center line and hit the bus carrying a driver and 19 students, the North Carolina Highway Patrol said.

The Taylorsville resident was being treated Monday afternoon at a hospital and 12 of the students suffered minor injuries, while one was in critical condition but expected to survive.

North Carolina woman Kimberly Ann Austin was charged with driving while impaired after a crash with a school bus that sent 13 students to the hospital on Monday

The driver of the bus was also hurt in the Alexander County incident.

It wasn’t clear if she had a lawyer who could speak for her.

A working home phone listing couldn’t be found, and the district attorney’s office didn’t immediately respond to an email from the Associate Press asking if Austin has an attorney.   

The Highway Patrol says that Austin's car crossed the center line and hit the bus carrying a driver and 19 students happened near West Alexander Middle School 

The Highway Patrol says that Austin’s car crossed the center line and hit the bus carrying a driver and 19 students happened near West Alexander Middle School 

Master Trooper Jeffrey Swagger said the crash happened near West Alexander Middle School. 

In a separate accident Monday, news outlets report a bus driver from Rowan County died after suffering an apparent medical condition while driving. 

No children on the bus were hurt.

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