CHARLESTON COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) – The Charleston County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal Monday afternoon collision between a pickup truck and a school bus.
According to CCSO, the incident happened around 1:30 p.m. near the on Highway 162 near Baptist Hill Road in Hollywood.
No students were on the school bus at the time, but two adults on the bus suffered non-life-threatening injuries, CCSO said.
The driver of the truck died at the scene.
According to CCSO, preliminary findings indicate the pickup truck was driving west on Highway 162 when it crossed into the eastbound lane and hit the school bus head-on. Both vehicles caught on fire.
Highway 162 was closed until around 6:20 p.m.
The driver of the pickup truck was identified as Jose Lazo-Martinez (50) of Summerville.
Editor’s note: This story is breaking and will be updated.