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Truck driver involved in crash with school bus helped children before collapsing and dying


The man who was driving a truck that crashed with a bus fill of children helped pull several of the children from the bus before he collapsed and died.

The accident between the truck and bus occurred on Wednesday in Alma, Georgia.

Johnathon Grayer, 25, was driving a rental truck when the truck rear ended a school bus that had stopped. Following the crash, Grayer got out of the truck and began helping pull students from the crumpled school bus.

“He must’ve been running on adrenaline, and his body gave out,” Georgia State Patrol officer Shane Copeland told CNN. Grayer was transported to a local hospital, where he died.

Cameras on the school bus showed Grayer pulling the students from the bus.

Ten students were on the bus at the time of the crash, and all ten students sustained injuries, though none of the injuries were life threatening. The school bus driver Jerry Sweat and six of the students were taken to the hospital for treatment.

“We’ve had other accidents and tragedies and things like that in the past, but this one… had you shaken the most out of all of them,” Tyler Beach, a Bacon County fire and EMS compliance officer, told WSAV.

Authorities estimate that the truck was going between 50 and 60 mph when it slammed into the back of the bus.


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