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Charter Bus Crashes in Eastern Virginia, 1 Dead

By: AP
By: AP


April 5, 2013

CAPRON, Va. (AP) - Virginia State Police are investigating a fatal crash involving a charter bus in Southampton County.

State Police Sgt. Michelle Anaya says one person was killed and one seriously injured in the Friday morning crash on U.S. Route 58 in Capron. She says six passengers ranging from ages 13 to 17 escaped injury. The students were headed from Chapel Hill, N.C., to attend an open house at Hampton University.

Anaya says the driver lost control and the bus ran off the road and overturned in a ditch. Two people were ejected. Anaya says 58-year-old Doval Emmanuel Watson of Chapel Hill was killed. Sixty-two-year-old Larry Brocks of Raleigh has been charged with reckless driving. He was taken to Norfolk General Hospital.

Seattle-based Horizon Coach Lines owns the bus.

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