One child dead, multiple injured after school bus crashes outside Savannah

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After crashing into a tree, the roof of the bus caved in trapping Rodriguez.

The Georgia State Patrol said that 5-year-old Cambra Shuman died in the accident, WSAV reported. After she was extricated from the bus, she was transported to Memorial Hospital in Savannah.

King said video from the bus's onboard security camera shows the driver trying to bring the bus under control.

A 5-year-old girl was killed Tuesday when a school bus left the road and smashed into a tree in Georgia, injuring the driver and more than 20 other children.

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WTOC reports that one child, a 5-year-old girl, was killed in the accident. "My understanding is the driver had the worst injuries and the others were bumps and scrapes and lacerations", Hodges said.

Additionally, 21 people on the bus were taken to area hospitals, including the bus driver. 196 in Liberty County. He did not know the name of the school where the bus was assigned. The school bus hit a tree in a ditch.

GSP says the crash remains under investigation.

The Liberty County School System said in a press release their thoughts and prayers are with the student's family, and that grief counselors have been made available to all students and staff.

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