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Upstate school bus, cars collide; 7 injured

A three-vehicle wreck sent seven middle-school students and their bus driver to a Greenville hospital Tuesday afternoon.

Bus driver Tanua Carpenter, 34, was waiting at a traffic signal on Furman Hall Road in Greenville County around 3:45 p.m. when a collision between two other cars sent one of them into the side of the bus, S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Kathy Hiles said.

The wreck unfolded this way, Hiles said:

A Chevrolet Malibu driven by Anh Tran, 28, of Greenville, was driving south on S.C. 291 when it struck a Mercury sedan driven by Jean Blackwell, 90, as Blackwell was trying to turn left onto Furman Hall Road.

The impact sent Blackwell's Mercury crashing into the bus, injuring Carpenter and seven students. It was not clear how many students were on the bus.

Carpenter and the injured students were taken to Greenville Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, Hiles said.

The wreck remains under investigation.

-- From staff reports

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