17-year-old boy critically injured when hit by car after getting off school bus on Highway 561 near Hollister, North Carolina

Modified Date: 
Fri, 06/09/2023 - 1:45pm
Accident Date: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2023

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NC Highway Patrol confirmed the witness' statement, saying the bus was traveling east bound on Highway 561 when Mitchell got off the bus and was hit by 2022 Tesla Model Y traveling westbound.

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Mitchell is currently at WakeMed with life-threatening injuries. His principal Melissa Richardson told WRAL News he is expected to undergo a big surgery on Thursday.

People Involved: 
Tillman Mitchell
Howard Gene Yee
Highway 561