FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Family of four killed in crash with Brunswick Co. school bus


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Submitted: Wed, 03/09/2011 - 4:59am
Updated: Thu, 03/10/2011 - 4:38pm
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ASH, NC (WWAY) — Highway Patrol says four people were killed in a head-on crash Tuesday afternoon in northern Brunswick County. All four were in the car that hit a school bus.

The driver was 31-year-old Joshua Williams. Brandy Nichole Williams, who was 30, was also in the car along with their two children, 6-year-old Gavin Lee Williams and 9-year-old Joshua Kendall Williams.

The victims lived in the area on Green Swamp Road (Highway 211).

It happened on Camp Branch Road off NC 211. Highway Patrol says speeding was likely a factor and that the driver of the car was at fault. Investigators say the crash happened in a 55 mph zone in a curve.

Brunswick County emergency management says the driver of the bus, which was carrying students from Waccamaw School in Ash, was taken to the hospital to be treated for minor injuries. Highway Patrol says one student on the bus was also treated for injuries.

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51 Comments on "FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Family of four killed in crash with Brunswick Co. school bus"


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2015 years 8 months ago

I can’t believe how many people find it so easy to make negative comments when these things happen. Reading the details, it shows that the vehicles were going around a curve when the accident happened. A driver doesn’t necessarily have to be speeding to lose control of a car on a curve, even if not terribly sharp. In fact, a driver can lose control on a curve going exactly the speed limit in dry, sunny weather. And yes, this is coming from experience. My point anyway, is that the commentators who are nitpicking about what they think happened should really evaluate the important part of what happened. Senseless accidents happen, and what happened to this family isn’t exactly something that can be reversed. Just use a little logic and realize that quite a few people who were part of this family’s life are suffering right now. I really hope their family and friends can find some peace during this time and support each other through their grief.

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2015 years 8 months ago

regardless if they were wearing seat belts or not, by the way the car looks it was there time to go. I loved them very much. The entire family was full of life. Brandy and Josh were good people and loved there children Kendell and Gavin very very much. There in a better place then we are. There flying high in the sky with beautiful wings and looking down keeping people safe. they are were they are ment to be right now, and i dont think wearing a seatbelt was going to change anything.

And thank you everyone for your condolences.

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Guest
2015 years 8 months ago

You make it seem as if this father was just so irresponsable, We werent with them at that the time so none of us know what was going on or what exactly happened. We go based on reports and they may not always be right. You shouldnt judge people just because you think your so perfect with your children. Everyone makes mistakes, even you. Thoughts and Prayers are with the family

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2015 years 8 months ago

This is to the brilliant engineer of the “RANT” portion of WWAY where they find it appropriate to post the comments that are posted on here. THAT IS NOT NEWS. I felt disgusted when I read them online, and ten times more so when I saw they were being validated by being broadcasted on TV. I happened to be watching with 2 young boys, who both go to Waccamaw, and had to turn it off as they were visibly upset with what was being speculated by people who are absolutely not in any position to do so. Very poor taste WWAY. To speculate they were texting, speeding, irresponsible, or any other judgmental opinions is shameful. To profit from it as WWAY has and does regularly is even worse.

And if you want more evidence of what I’m talking about, look at the coverage that girl fight received from the local media. Great job being the first to broadcast violent behavior. Hope you win an award.

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Guest555
2015 years 8 months ago

I don’t think I am perfect with my children, I know I strive when driving a car to be. No I am not going to cross the center lane. Read again. You may want to watch your driving if you make those kinds of mistakes.