Troopers: Pickup Truck Driver Charged In Deadly Accident Involving Stanly County School Bus

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The driver of a pickup truck who was responsible for a deadly wreck involving a school bus has now been charged in the incident.

Authorities have charged Elvy Ohel Matamoros with Misdemeanor Death by Vehicle, No Operators License, and Failure to Stop at Stop Sign.

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Troopers say 63-year-old Cynthia Thomas, of Albemarle, has died from the injuries she sustained in the wreck involving a school bus on May 14th.  Trooper Ned Moultrie says Thomas’ Toyota Scion crashed into the back of the bus that was carrying 15 students.

Thomas died on Sunday.  Trooper Moultrie says charges are still being determined for the driver of the pickup truck that reportedly caused the accident by running a stop sign and colliding with the bus.

Read below for more information about the crash.

Original Story (Posted: May 14, 2019):

STANLY COUNTY, NC — Troopers with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol are investigating after a school bus flipped over Tuesday afternoon following a three vehicle collision.

Overturned Headstart Bus Courtesy Of Taylor Salazar On Facebook

Troopers say the accident happened on US 52 at Quail Ridge Road in Albemarle. The bus that flipped onto its side is a Norwood Head Start bus.

The NCSHP says 15 students and two adults were onboard when a pickup truck ran a stop sign and hit the bus. Troopers say that same pickup also sideswiped another vehicle during the collision.

The driver of the third vehicle was airlifted to the hospital, officials say, and the majority of the bus’s passengers were transported with non-life threatening conditions.

We have a crew at the scene and are working to gather more information.

Check back for updates.