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SCHP: One charged in crash involving school bus in Carolina Forest area

Published: Dec. 14, 2021 at 8:04 AM EST|Updated: Dec. 14, 2021 at 12:12 PM EST
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HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) – One person has been charged in connection to a crash involving a Horry County school bus with dozens of children on board, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

Horry County Fire Rescue crews and troopers were called to the wreck around 7:15 a.m. Tuesday near River Oaks Drive and World Tour Boulevard.

Master Trooper Brian Lee said a Nissan sedan was trying to make a left turn from River Oaks Drive into the Fairways, which is a private drive.

A black Nissan Rogue was heading south on River Oaks Drive and went left of center to avoid the Nissan sedan that was turning, but when the Nissan Rogue went left of center, it hit the school bus in the opposite lane, according to Lee.

Horry County Schools spokesperson Lisa Bourcier said 35 students were aboard the school bus and headed to River Oaks Elementary School.

Officials said no one was transported to the hospital from the crash.

The driver of the Nissan Rogue is being charged with driving too fast for the conditions.

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