Twenty-six people were injured around 6 a.m. this morning when a flatbed truck hauling lumber rear-ended a bus on I-64 near Tarboro, North Carolina.
State police say that the bus carrying migrant workers was driving east near exit 484 when it was rear-ended by the truck.
Two of the 26 passengers were severely injured in the crash and were flown to the hospital. The other 24 were transported to the hospital with less critical injuries.
After the impact, the truck drove off the right shoulder and down the embankment before coming to a rest.
The 31-year-old truck driver, Aaron Nissim Moore, has been charged with failing to reduce speed to avoid a collision.
The bus driver is also facing charges for failing to have the Class B license needed to transport 16 or more passengers.
US-64 remained closed for hours while lumber and other debris from the crash was cleaned up.
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