A former Wake County school bus driver has pleaded guilty to charges in connection with a wreck in December in which a Raleigh firefighter suffered fatal personal injuries.


On April 8, 52-year-old Garner resident Sheila Wimbush Hall entered her plea of guilty to a misdemeanor death by motor vehicle charge and was ordered by a judge to pay $100 in fines and court costs. The state said that the crash was an accident.


According to the North Carolina Highway Patrol, Hall crossed the center line on Ligon Mill Road near Louisburg Road in Raleigh and collided with a westbound station wagon before hitting a truck driven by 35-year-old Wake Forest resident Lt. Harry P. “Flip” Kissinger.


Kissenger, who was a lieutenant at Raleigh’s Fire Station 6, suffered several injuries in the crash, including severe head trauma. He was pronounced dead on December 11.


Hall had been a Wake County Public School System employee since May of 2006. She resigned her position a week after the accident, according to school system spokesman Greg Thomas.

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