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School bus hit during apparent I-77 pursuit in Richland County

Exit lanes to Garners Ferry were blocked as a result. There were no students on the bus at the time it was hit, school officials say.
Credit: Kayland Hagwood/WLTX
Bus hit during pursuit of stolen vehicle on I-77 in Richland County

RICHLAND COUNTY, S.C. — An off-ramp of I-77 in Richland County is clear once more after a school bus was struck during a pursuit involving another vehicle, officials say.

A spokesperson for Richland One schools said that the bus was traveling on I-77 when it was struck at Exit 9 near Garners Ferry Road. The driver was taken to the hospital with no visible injuries. No students were aboard at the time.

The spokesperson said the bus was heading to the Lower Richland transportation site when it was hit. Members of the school district's transportation department were called to the scene shortly after the crash occurred.

While school officials said the incident was the result of some sort of police dispute, they had no further details. The Richland County Sheriff's Department said the other vehicle involved in the wreck was stolen and that a suspect was in custody. However, the suspect is a juvenile; so, that person's name hasn't been released.

Credit: SCDOT

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