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Drugs, alcohol factor in crash with school bus

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Investigators say drugs and alcohol were a factor in a crash involving a school bus this morning. Highway Patrol says Mark Anthony Thornton never hit his brakes as he ran into the back of the bus on North College Road at Blue Clay Road a little after 8 a.m.

There were five students on the bus heading to Holly Shelter Middle School and Laney High School. They were fine.

Thornton went to the hospital, and is expected to recover. He's charged with DWI, reckless driving and failure to reduce speed.

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