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District: School bus driver ticketed after hitting SUV

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A South Carolina school bus. (File/FOX Carolina) A South Carolina school bus. (File/FOX Carolina)
TAYLORS, SC (FOX Carolina) -

A school bus taking students to a Greenville County middle school was involved in a wreck Tuesday morning.

According to school district spokesperson Oby Lyles, the bus rear-ended an SUV while en route to Northwood Middle School about 8 a.m. along Owens Road near East Lee Road.

At the time of the wreck, 15 students were on board but there were no injuries reported, according to Lyles. He said there was minimal damage to the vehicles.

The bus driver was ticketed with following too close, Lyles said. He said the driver is in her second year with Greenville County Schools and this was her first accident.

According to the district's policy, she will undergo additional training with a safety officer.

Additionally, another Greenville County school bus stopped along Interstate 385 and Haywood Road Tuesday morning after the driver reported smelling smoke, Lyles said. He said the students were headed from AJ Whittenberg to Roper Mountain Science Center on a field trip and another bus was brought in to transport the students. There is no word yet what caused the smell.

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