NC family killed when car collides with school bus

March 8, 2011 6:32:41 PM PST
Police say two young children and their parents were killed when their car collided head-on with a school bus on a rural road in southeastern North Carolina.

North Carolina Highway Patrol Sgt. Jeff Gordon says one child on the bus and the driver had minor injuries.

He says the crash happened at 4:20 p.m. Tuesday when the car crossed the center line and hit the bus near Ash in Brunswick County

The patrol identified the four as 31-year-old Joshua Speed Williams, 30-year-old Brandy Nicole Williams, 6-year-old Gavin Lee Williams and 9-year-old Joshua Williams. The family was from the town of Ash.

The bus came from Waccamaw Elementary School in Ash. Gordon says the child and 61-year-old bus driver Connie Russ were taken to a nearby hospital.