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7 taken to hospital after school bus overturns in Nash County

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NASHVILLE, N.C. -

Seven people were taken to the hospital after a school bus from Nashville Elementary School overturned in Nash County Wednesday morning.

The wreck was reported around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday along Boddie Mill Pond Road.

According to Nash-Rocky Mount school officials, Domenick Terrell Battle lost control of the bus and ran off the road. The bus was found overturned in a nearby ravine.

Highway patrol said eight students were on the bus at the time of the accident. Six students and the bus driver were taken to Nash General Hospital to be checked out. The injuries did not appear to be serious.

The two remaining students on bus at the time of the accident were taken to school by their parents.

A second bus was sent out to pick up the remaining students who normally ride bus #306 who had not yet been picked up.

Battle, 24, started working for the school district on March 25. He was suspended without pay Wednesday pending the outcome of the investigation.

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