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Truck Drives Into N.C. High School, Injuring 25 People in Roof Collapse

by Elizabeth Chuck /  / Updated 
A concrete-covered area collapsed on the campus of North Iredell High School in Charlotte, North Carolina.
A concrete-covered area collapsed on the campus of North Iredell High School in Charlotte, North Carolina.NBC Charlotte

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At least 25 people were injured when a truck drove into a North Carolina high school, causing its roof to partially collapse, officials said.

A concrete overhang at North Iredell High School in Olin, about an hour north of Charlotte, crumbled Saturday after a Ryder moving truck crashed into it, reported NBC affiliate WCNC. Students were at the high school for a band competition and for SAT testing at the time.

A concrete-covered area collapsed on the campus of North Iredell High School in Charlotte, North Carolina.
A concrete-covered area collapsed on the campus of North Iredell High School in Charlotte, North Carolina.NBC Charlotte

Multiple students were evaluated and treated at the scene. Twenty-two were taken to area hospitals, reported WCNC.

RELATED: Flash Floods, 'Once in 200 Years Rainfall Event' Loom in South Carolina

The accident came as the Carolinas faced historic rainfall, but it was not caused by weather, officials said.

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