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School bus carrying 9 children involved in crash, 1 evaluated by EMS

(Source: Awendaw-McClellanville Fire District) (Source: Awendaw-McClellanville Fire District)

None of the nine children who were on a school bus struck from behind by a work truck were transported to a hospital, deputies say.

Charleston County deputies, the Awendaw-McClellanville Consolidated Fire District and Charleston County EMS responded to Highway 17 near Milcrest Drive in Awendaw at 6:41 a.m.

The bus was traveling southbound Wednesday morning on Highway 17 to St. James-Santee Elementary when it began to slow for an approaching stop, Charleston County Sheriff's Maj. Eric Watson said.

An incident report indicates the driver of a work van was distracted and hit the bus. 

One child was evaluated by EMS, but not taken to a hospital. No other injuries were reported, according to the fire department. 

No citations were issued in the accident, Watson said.

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