13 injured in bus accident, driver charged with DUI - CBS46 News

13 injured in bus accident, driver charged with DUI

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Willie Walker (Source: Roanoke, VA CBS Affiliate, WDBJ) Willie Walker (Source: Roanoke, VA CBS Affiliate, WDBJ)
West Georgia Technical College Women's Basketball Team. (Source: West Georgia Technical College) West Georgia Technical College Women's Basketball Team. (Source: West Georgia Technical College)
(Source: Virginia State Police) (Source: Virginia State Police)

A bus from West Georgia Technical College was carrying 13 passengers when it side-swiped a tractor trailer, ran off the road and became overturned in Pulaski County, Virginia early Friday morning.

The driver, 59-year-old Willie F. Walker, was arrested and charged with DUI and possession of marijuana.

The bus, which was carrying the Golden Knights women's basketball team, was traveling northbound on I-81 when it drifted from it's lane, hit a side-swiped a tractor trailer, ran off the road, hit an embankment and became overturned. 

All 13 passengers suffered minor injuries and were transported to Radford Hospital. They are awaiting a replacement bus from the college.

The drive was transported to New River Valley Regional Jail.

Fatigue is being investigated as a factor in the accident, according to authorities.

The investigation is ongoing. 

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