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Two children dead in Chester County accident

Two elementary children died and a third is in critical condition after acollision this afternoon between a log truck and a mini van on S.C. 9 atLewisville High School Road in Chester County.

One of the vehicles disregarded the traffic signal although it’s not clearwhich one, said Lance Cpl. Bryan McDougald.

Two children and the driver of the van were airlifted to Carolinas MedicalCenter, McDougald said.

The truck’s driver was take to Chester Regional Medical Center. Hiscondition was unknown at 6 p.m., said Terry Tinker, Chester County coroner.The truck went over on its side and logs are strewn all over the roadblocking traffic. Dozens of police, fire and emergency workers are at thescene.

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