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Clayton scooter driver killed in Raleigh school bus crash

Tuesday, March 19, 2013
An accident involving a Wake County school bus has closed all lanes of NC 54/Chapel Hill Road in both directions at Edwards Mill Road.

An accident involving a Wake County school bus has closed all lanes of NC 54/Chapel Hill Road in both directions at Edwards Mill Road.

Police say the driver of a motorized scooter was killed in a collision with a Wake County school bus early Tuesday.

It happened along NC 54/Chapel Hill Road at Edwards Mill Road around 6 a.m.

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Investigators said the bus attempted a left turn onto Edwards Mill Road and collided with the scooter driven by 41-year-old Joe Cephus Shelton III of Allison Way, Clayton.

Police said it appeared the headlight on the scooter was not on at the time of the crash - which was before dawn.

The Raleigh Police Department said its investigation continues and it would consult with the district attorney on any charges that might be filed.

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