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TRUCK DRIVER IN GEORGIA RESCUES STUDENTS AFTER HITTING SCHOOL BUS, LATER DIES

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A school bus crash in Georgia left several students injured and claimed the life of a truck driver, who helped rescue some students from the bus before collapsing.

The Georgia State Patrol said a preliminary investigation revealed that the bus had stopped for a few minutes to unload children in Alma, Georgia, before a rental truck plowed into the rear of the vehicle. Six of the 10 students aboard the bus were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The students aboard the bus ranged from elementary to high school age.

Both drivers were taken to Bacon County Hospital to treat their injuries, but the truck driver, 25-year-old Johnathon Grayer of Florida, reportedly died shortly after arriving.

Grayer was driving the rental truck but hopped out after the collision to get students out of the bus before collapsing.

Authorities said the truck was going between 50 and 60 m.p.h. when it crashed into the school bus.

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp said he and his family were praying for those involved.

A Georgia State Patrol team that specializes in reconstructing collisions is conducting an investigation.


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