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LUNENBURG COUNTY, Va. -- Virginia State Police is investigating a crash involving a school bus with students on board and a garbage truck in Lunenburg County. The impact of the crash caused the school bus to flip on its side.

Virginia State Police responded to the crash scene, at Route 40 and Old Fletcher Road in Lunenburg County, at around 3:25 p.m. Tuesday

A Kenston Forest School bus and truck were traveling south on Route 40.

As the bus slowed to make a left turn onto Fletcher Chapel Road, the truck "failed to stop in time and struck the rear of the bus," according to a State police spokesperson.

Six children were injured, according to police.

One child suffered serious, but non-life threatening injuries.

The five remaining students were transported to VCU Health Community Hospital in South Hill for treatment of minor injuries.

The bus driver was driven by a passenger vehicle to the hospital as a precautionary measure.

A total of 13 elementary school-aged students were on the bus at the time of the crash.

The driver of the truck, John R. Grizzard, 38, of Emporia, Va., was charged with failure to maintain control of his vehicle. Grizzard was not injured in the crash.

The Virginia State Police Motor Carrier Safety Team also responded to the scene to assist with the ongoing investigation.

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