Bus accident leaves one man dead

(CRISP COUNTY, Ga)- A Crisp County man is dead following his truck colliding with a bus on 24th Avenue East and Pecan Street.

The accident took place as the bus was picking up students early Friday morning, when the bus connected with the driver’s side of a white pickup truck as the driver failed to yield.

Cordele Police and Georgia State Patrol say the driver of the pickup truck is 28-year old Joel Lee Hodges.

One other person, has been airlifted to a Macon hospital for serious injuries.

In addition to the driver, Georgia State Patrolman, Chris Forsythe says the bus was carrying more than a dozen students at the time of the accident.

The students are being looked at for minior injuries at Crisp Regional Hospital.