Fatal School Bus Collision

Victim identified

Lee Rogers
September 09, 2019 - 8:22 pm
SCHP Patrol Vehicle - File Photo

Lee Rogers


The Highway Patrol reports that a Laurens County School District 55 bus was involved in fatal collision.  The crash happened around 4:30PM Monday on SC Highway 101 near Harris Grove Church Road. 

Troopers say their initial investigation indicates the bus driver crossed the center line, striking a sedan head on.  The driver of the sedan, 55 year-old Herman Alexander Black of Woodruff, died at the scene. 

There were no students on the bus and there were no passengers in the sedan.  The bus driver was taken to a hospital for treatment of what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries. 

The Highway Patrol is investigating.

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