School bus driver charged with reckless driving after 5 students injured in crash

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Updated 12:15 p.m. Wednesday:

A York County school bus driver isĀ charged with reckless driving after rear-ending a vehicle at a stoplight Wednesday morning with 11 students on board, according to Virginia State Police.

Raymond Michael Bliss, of Yorktown, was driving a school bus east on Victory Boulevard in York County around 9 a.m. when he stuck a vehicle stopped at a red light, according to Virginia State Police spokeswoman Sgt. Michelle Anaya. The incident occurred at the intersection of Big Bethel Road.

The vehicle was behind other cars, which caused a “chain reaction” when the bus struck the car, the release said.

State Police gaveĀ an updated number for injuries Tuesday afternoon, totaling five students with minor injuries, the release said. The bus was on the way to Tabb High School.

York County Fire Department responded to treat and examine the students at the scene. No one was transported from the scene, police said.

Original story:

Two students are injured following a school bus crash that occurred near Victory Boulevard and Big Bethel Road in York County Wednesday morning.

According to Sgt. Michelle Anaya of the Virginia State Police, deputies were called to investigate the accident around 9 a.m.

Upon arrival, troopers found 11 passengers onboard the vehicle, and two suffered minor injuries. The two injured passengers were high school students, Anaya said.

According to a news release from the Virginia Department of Transportation, all eastbound and westbound travel lanes were blocked on Big Bethel Road following the crash.

Victory Boulevard was also blocked to unload students, Anaya said.

Troopers were on scene investigating Wednesday morning.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.