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Three-vehicle crash on Hwy 21 under investigation

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Effingham County deputies are investigatinga three-car crash involving a daycare van Monday morning.

Emergency crews responded to thecrash around 7:20 a.m. along Highway 21 at the intersection of Ebenezer Road.

Investigators say a driver washeading south on Hwy 21 when he tried to turn left onto Ebenezer and his truckcollided with a daycare van. They say the van then tipped over onto its sidewith two adults and three young children inside.

The driver of the daycare vanand the children on board were not injured, but the driver of the truck was flown to ahospital with serious injuries. Passengers of a third car involved were notinjured and their vehicle suffered only minor damage. Meanwhile, eyewitnesses to the crash say they're thankful it was not worse.

Highway 21 north was shut down at Ebenezer for about an hour, but reopened to traffic at 8:45 a.m.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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