Driver Killed After Hitting A School Bus Head On In Catawba County Identified

CATAWBA, NC — Officials are investigating a fatal accident that happened Friday afternoon involving a Catawba County school bus.

According to reports, the accident happened near Bethany Church Road and Highway 10 around 3:10pm. Troopers say 31-year-old Terri Lasher was driving an SUV when she crossed the center line and hit the school bus head on. Lasher was killed in the accident.

Catawba County School officials say five people were on the bus, which was coming from Catawba Rosenwald Education Center, at the time of the accident. Three students, the driver, and a monitor are being checked out by medic, but officials say injuries are minor.

Troopers have closed the road off in that area while they investigate.

Check back for updates.