Car hits Houston Co. school bus, driver runs from scene

A Houston County school bus carrying children was involved a wreck on Gray Highway Friday morning/Ronshad Berry (WGXA)

MACON, Ga. - A Houston County school bus carrying children was involved in a wreck Friday morning.

It happened just before 8 a.m. at the intersection of Gray Highway and Second Street. BSO directed traffic and cleared both vehicles about an hour after the crash.

Bibb County Sheriff's Office says 53-year-old Debra Sanders was driving a 2003 Bluebird School Bus, owned by the Houston County Board of Education. Witnesses stated that Sanders was crossing over Gray Highway from Clinton Road -- headed towards Second Street -- when a red 2016 Hyundai Veloster struck the bus in the passenger side rear tire area.

BSO says it was reported that after the accident took place, the driver of the Hyundai ran away south on Gray Highway.

There was one adult and two kids on the bus. They were escorted off and moved to a another Houston County school bus. No one was injured.

BSO says the driver of the Hyundai was described as a white male with blonde hair. He was around 5 feet 5 inches in height and weighed approximately 130 lbs. He was last seen wearing blue jeans and a blue shirt.

Traffic Investigators are working on identifying the male suspect who fled the scene. Anyone with information in reference to this accident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500.

WGXA will post more updates as they become available.

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