Man on moped killed in collision with school bus

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A collision between a school bus and a moped left one Washington County man dead Thursday afternoon.

North Carolina Highway Patrol identified the victim as 54-year-old Michael Bannerman of Plymouth. He was the driver of the moped.

The accident occurred at the intersection of Highways 1122 and 1175 in Roper shortly before 3:15 p.m.

Authorities say there were no children on the school bus. Instead, various bus drivers were being delivered to their buses, according to Washington County Schools.

The investigation is ongoing. No words on whether any charges will be filed in the case.

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