The Transylvania Times -

By Park Baker
Staff Writer 

Driver Charged After Children Struck On 276 - Brevard NC


The driver involved in an accident Friday morning that sent three Transylvania County school children to the hospital faces a felony charge.

The N.C. Highway Patrol has charged Floyd Hipps, 85, of Pine Shore Drive in Brevard with a felony failure to stop for a school bus.

A preliminary N.C. Highway Patrol officer investigation revealed that at 7:30 a.m., Friday, a 2013 Ford Explorer operated by Hipps was traveling east on U.S. 276.

A school bus, traveling west on U.S. 276, was at a bus stop (opposite the Connestee Falls main gate) to pick up children going to Brevard high and middle s...

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