On September 28, police identified the teenagers involved in a September 27 collision with a Wake County school bus in which one suffered fatal personal injuries.
After a 2006 Kia he was riding in collided with the rear of a school bus on Falls of Neuse Road, 14-year-old Raleigh resident Jared Paul Williams died of the injuries he suffered.
The driver of the Kia, 16-year-old Franklinton resident David Lawrence Asato, and the rear-seat passenger, 15-year-old Raleigh resident Nolan Mayo Lundberg, received transport to WakeMed with non-life-threatening injuries. They were listed in stable condition as of September 28.
All three teenagers are students at Neuse Christian Academy, a 76-student high school in north Raleigh.
Police say charges are pending against Asato, but investigators are still attempting to determine exactly what happened.
Around 4 p.m. on the day of the accident a Wake County school bus was turning left from Falls of Neuse onto Harps Mill Road when it was struck from behind by the Kia, according to an accident report. The Kia ended up under the bus, which was forced into a 1999 Honda that had been waiting at the traffic light on Harps Mill.
The driver of the bus, 42-year-old Raleigh resident Willamia Ruffin Williams, and the two occupants of the Honda, 79-year-old Cary resident Adolf Naum Lando and 73-year-old Tsitsiliya Semyonovna Lando, were unharmed.
No students were aboard the bus when the accident took place.
The police report says that the Kia was traveling at a rate of 60 mph in a 45 mph zone at the time of the accident and there was no sign of an attempt to brake or swerve to avoid impact.
Police also noted that Asato has a provisional driver’s license and is prohibited from having more than one non-family passenger in his vehicle under North Carolina law.