Man Dies in Wreck Involving School Bus
One person died and two others were injured Thursday afternoon when a Moore County school bus turned into the path of a pickup truck in front of Highfalls Elementary School.
Danny Ray Greene, 31, of Star, who was a passenger in the pickup, was killed, according to a report from the State Highway Patrol.
His brother, Donald Lee Greene, 39, also of Star, was driving the truck. He was airlifted to UNC Hospitals Chapel Hill.
He was listed in critical condition Friday, according to a hospital spokesperson.
The wreck happened about 3:45 p.m. as the bus was returning to the school after completing its afternoon route, according to school officicals. No students were on the bus.
David Wayne Shelton, 39, of Robbins, was driving the bus north on N.C. 22 when he turned left into the path of the southbound pickup truck while attempting to enter school property, according to the Highway Patrol.
Shelton was transported by ambulance to FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst. He was treated and released, according to a hospital spokesperson.
He is a custodian at Highfalls Elementary and has been a bus driver for several years, according to a statement released by Tim Lussier, a spokesman for the Moore County school system.
No charges had been filed Friday. The investigation is continuing.
"A driver cannot drive if they have been ticketed while driving a school bus," Lussier said. "They aren't able to drive until there is a disposition in court, at which time the case will be evaluated."
Emergency workers and firefighters from High Falls, Robbins and Moore County also responded.
Funeral services for Greene will be held at 2 p.m. today at Guiding Light Baptist Church, with the Revs. Clyde Allen and Bucky Davis officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. at the church.
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