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Bus driver injured in Powhatan school bus crash

Posted at 12:35 PM, May 20, 2019

POWHATAN COUNTY, Va. — A Powhatan High School bus driver was injured in a crash Monday morning.

Virginia State Police are investigating the single-vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 7:45 a.m.

Police say the bus was loaded with students when it struck a tree in the 3000 block of Maidens Road. No students were injured in the crash.

There is no word on the condition of the driver who may have suffered a medical emergency, according to state police.

“Eighteen students were evacuated and transported by another bus to Powhatan Middle School for additional evaluation by paramedics and school nurse,” said a Powhatan school spokesperson. “After the evaluation and parental notification, school administration arranged for transportation for the remaining students to Powhatan High School.”

This is a developing story. Witnesses can send news tips, photos, and video here.

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