On September 24, a school bus driver from Wake County pleaded guilty to a charge of careless and reckless driving after being accused of misdemeanor death by motor vehicle in a January 5 collision in which 25-year-old Cary resident Lincoln Ross Woods suffered fatal personal injuries.
Trumeka Deon Wilson was sentenced to 30-days in prison, with all 30 days suspended, and 18 months of unsupervised probation.
According to the prosecution, Wilson was traveling west on Morrisville-Carpenter Road after dropping off students at Cedar Fork Elementary School when the bus ran off the right side of the road. She overcorrected, crossed the center line, and struck the Jeep Grand Cherokee Woods was driving on the driver’s side.
Wilson claimed she swerved to avoid a Ford Taurus that witnesses said ran a stop sign. However, investigators determined the Taurus not to be a factor in the crash.