School Bus Crash in Georgia Kills 5-Year-Old, Injures 22 Children

1 dead in school bus crash outside Savannah

1 dead in school bus crash outside Savannah

A Georgia state trooper says video shows a school bus driver struggling with the gear shift right before the bus crashed into a tree, killing a 5-year-old girl and injuring other children.

The accident happened about 7 the Gumbranch area of Liberty County along Highway 196 and Hiram Ray Road, according to WTOC television station.

The lone victim to die in the crash was identified as Cambria Shuman, 5, FOX 28 reported.

It took fire crews over an hour to extricate the driver from the bus. That's about 50 miles (80 kilometres) southwest of Savannah. Reportedly the bus driver can be seen on video trying to shift gears.

A crash involving a school bus leaves a child dead.

Liberty County Public Safety Director Mike Hodges told the Associated Press the driver had been trapped inside the bus, and she was hospitalized after emergency responders freed her.

The children on the bus were between the ages of 5 and 12, officials said.

Their conditions remain unknown at this time. Hodges said several were taken to hospitals, but he didn't know how many.

In a statement, the Liberty County School System confirmed the crash. The school bus hit a tree in a ditch.

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