5-year-old girl killed in Georgia school bus crash

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Published: Dec. 5, 2017 at 12:02 PM EST
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By: Associated Press

December 6, 2017

GUM BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - A man who came upon a crashed school bus along a dirt road in Georgia says one young passenger told him: "My sister's dead."

Clay Rowe says he spotted the wreck early Tuesday. He said he saw the bus's lights flashing through some trees separating the crash site from an adjacent highway in the tiny city of Gum Branch. When he took a closer look, he found the bus in a ditch with the front end smashed against a tree. He said crying children had escaped through the rear emergency exit.

Rowe said one girl told him her sister's body was on the bus. He said he looked inside and could tell immediately the girl was not alive.

The Georgia State Patrol says 5-year-old Cambria Shuman died in the crash.

By: CBS News

December 5, 2017

LIBERTY COUNTY, Ga. (CBS) -- One child was killed and several were injured in a Tuesday morning school bus crash in Liberty County, Georgia.

According to Liberty County EMA Deputy Director Larry Logan, the school bus was traveling on Ray Road headed towards Hwy 196 W, when it went off the road and into the ditch. The Georgia State Patrol says the bus then struck a tree.

reports that one child, a 5-year-old girl, was killed in the accident.

Additionally, 21 people on the bus were taken to area hospitals, including the bus driver.

It took fire crews over an hour to extricate the driver from the bus. The driver's injuries are unknown at this time.

Officials say that the bus was headed to Taylor's Creek Elementary School.

GSP says the crash remains under investigation.