A five-year-old girl has died and 21 other children were injured after a bus carrying elementary school students crashed in Liberty County Tuesday morning. The deceased is Cambria Shuman, age 5, from Hinesville, Georgia.
Bus driver Evelyn Rodriguez, 62, was injured as well and transported to Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah.
Authorities have not released the names of any of the other injured students.
The extent of the injuries is not yet known. Larry Logan with the Liberty County Emergency Management Agency said six of the students taken to Fort Stewart's hospital had been released as of 10 Tuesday morning.
The bus was traveling on a dirt road around 7:00 A.M. when the driver lost control and ran off the roadway, entering a ditch and hitting a tree, according to the Georgia State Patrol. The roof of the bus caved in on impact.
GSP is investigating and said charges are pending.
Logan said the county school system has contacted the parents of the children involved.