3 children, teens hurt in Spartanburg crash

Three children and a teen were among those hurt in a crash on South Church Street in Spartanburg on Tuesday morning, according to a fire chief (WSPA).

SPARTANBURG Co., S.C. (WSPA) – Three children are in the hospital following a Spartanburg crash.

Trooper Joe Hovis with the S.C. Highway Patrol says a car hit a minivan on Highway 221 at Black Street around 7:05 a.m. Tuesday.

Hovis said a 17-year-old Spartanburg teen was getting onto the highway from a private drive and hit the van on the passenger side.

Hovis said four children between the ages of 6 and 14 were passengers in the van. He said the driver and all but one of the children were wearing seat belts. A 6-year-old girl was not restrained and ejected from the van, Hovis said.

Troopers say the teen driving the car was injured, along with a 14-year-old passenger in the car with him. Both were taken to Spartanburg Regional Medical Center for treatment of their injuries.

Roebuck Fire Chief Brian Harvey said three children were taken to a hospital.

Hovis said the injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

Troopers say Melba Y. Jamison, 33, of Spartanburg was driving the minivan. She was not injured in the accident. Troopers say Jamison is charged with improper lights and a child restraint violation.

The driver of the car has been identified as Dennis A. Linder, 17, of Spartanburg. Linder is charged with failure to yield right of way, Hovis said.