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Teacher among deceased in multi-vehicle accident involving school bus in South Georgia

Source: WFXL
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WORTH COUNTY, Ga. (WGXA) -- Children were injured and two people, including a school teacher, have died in a serious accident in South Georgia.

The Georgia State Patrol says Troopers were dispatched to the scene around 7:15 a.m. Friday morning.

The accident happened at the intersection of Jewell Crowe Road and Crowe Lane in Worth County. A total of five vehicles, including a Worth County school bus, were involved in the crash.

Witnesses and first responders told law enforcement that it had been hard to see because of dense fog Friday morning.

GSP states that an Impala headed east behind the school bus tried to pass the bus in a no-passing zone. That's when the Impala collided head-on with a Ford Edge headed in the opposite direction.

According to GSP, the Ford Edge came to a complete stop in the road, and an F-250 headed west hit the Ford before ricocheting into the school bus.

An oncoming Jeep swerved to miss the accident but overturned in the shoulder and landed on top of the Impala.

GSP states that there were a total of seven people in the four vehicles, and two were killed.

The children received only minor injuries. All were checked out on the scene by EMS and were reunited with their families. The bus driver wasn't injured.

One of the deceased was identified by Worth County High School as Sylvia Spraggins, a school teacher.

Officials posted to the Worth County School Facebook page, "it is with great sadness that the Worth County Ram family mourns the loss of beloved teacher, co-worker, and friend Mrs. Sylvia Spraggins. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time."

GSP states that charges are pending the investigation.

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