4 students, 1 driver injured after two school buses crash into each other

Easley Crash
Published: Mar. 22, 2023 at 4:34 PM EDT|Updated: Mar. 23, 2023 at 3:11 PM EDT
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EASLEY, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - Pickens County Schools said four students and a bus driver were injured after two school buses crashed into each other on Wednesday afternoon.

According to school officials, the crash happened at around 3:45 p.m. on Sheriff Mill Road involving school buses from Easley High and Gettys Middle School.

The school district said one bus rear-ended the other. The driver of the bus says the brakes failed, which is under investigation according to the district.

Officials said 37 students were on board one school bus and 23 were on the other. Four students and one of the drivers were taken to the hospital for treatment.

School officials said parents and guardians of the children were notified of the accident.

Troopers with the South Carolina Highway Patrol were also on scene and are investigating the crash.