CAMDEN COUNTY, N.C. (WAVY) — The driver of a small car, a popular radio host in the Outer Banks area, died Thursday after a head-on crash with a Camden County Schools school bus.
The Crawford Township Volunteer Fire Department says it happened around 10 a.m. on Shortcut Road near Four Forks Farm, and the male driver was pinned in the car. He was identified as 57-year-old Mark Hamilton Johnston, of Nags Head.
The driver of the school bus and a student being driven to the Currituck campus of the College of The Albemarle reported being fine at the scene, Camden Superintendent Joe Ferrell said. Ferrell says they did eventually opt to go to the emergency department to be evaluated.
The North Carolina Highway Patrol says they believe Johnston had a medical emergency, and neither drugs nor alcohol played a factor.
Johnston’s obituary says he was born in Norfolk and was known throughout the Outer Banks for his longtime morning talk radio show “Marco in the Morning” on 102.5 “The Shark.”
A private memorial will be held on a later date, his obituary says.