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Reckless North Carolina Bus Driver Has License Suspended after Crash


Posted on Apr 22, 2012

After a November bus accident on Interstate 85 in Dinwiddie County took three lives, the North Carolina bus driver involved in the crash has been fined $200 and faces a six-month commercial license suspension.

According to local news reports, the bus accident took place just before noon on November 11, 2011, when 56-year-old bus driver Louise Vanloan of Greensboro was traveling on I-85 while carrying 49 students from North Carolina AT&T to a National Society of Black Engineers conference. The bus approached a work zone in Dinwiddie County but failed to slow with traffic. The bus rammed into a pickup truck, which in turn slammed into the back of a logging truck.

Three people in the pickup truck, 40-year-old James Richey, his wife, 25-year-old Brandy Richey, and his father, 66-year-old James Richey, were all killed in the North Carolina bus accident. Another passenger in the truck was flown to a nearby hospital in serious condition. Most of the students on the bus escaped injury, though one was transported to the hospital for treatment. The interstate was closed for several hours as police investigated.

Vanloan pleaded guilty to reckless driving, a charge that will cost her a fine and her license for at least six months.

The North Carolina bus accident attorneys have the friends, family, and loved ones of those affected by the bus crash in their thoughts.

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