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At Least 15 Hurt in Church Bus Crash in Cleveland, Tennessee

by Denise Royal /  / Updated 

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A church bus from South Carolina ran off the road and struck a culvert on Friday in Tennessee, authorities said. At least 15 people were injured.

The most serious injury was a broken arm, said Officer Evie West of the Cleveland, Tennessee, police. The injured were taken to a hospital, West said. WRCB, the NBC affiliate in Chattanooga, reported that some were 11 to 17 years old.

The bus belongs to a Baptist church in Barnwell, South Carolina, and traveled to Cleveland for a weeklong mission trip, WRCB reported.

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