NEWTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Three people, including two children, were killed in a head-on collision with a school bus in Newton County on Monday, Georgia State Patrol officials said.
The crash happened around 3 p.m. at the intersection of Spring Valley Way and Highway 162 in Covington. According to the GSP, a 1999 BMW 528I traveling northbound crossed the center line and struck the bus head-on.
There were five people inside the BMW, according to the GSP. Two children and one adult were killed.
They have been identified as 37-year-old Sammie Lee Sawyer Almore, Jr. who was the driver, 9-year-old Daysean Mark Green and 6-month-old Malcolm Christian-Worthey
An adult front passenger, identified as 39-year-old Dessie May Christian, was injured and airlifted to Atlanta Medical Center. Tuesday morning she was listen in fair condition. Another passenger, identified as 7-year-old Sashie Green-Slmore, was injured and taken to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston. Their conditions were not immediately known.
The driver of the bus, identified as 43-year-old Monica Barnes, was not injured.
A spokesperson with the Newton County School System said no students were on the bus at the time of the accident.
At this time, investigators are looking into the cause of the crash. Troopers said that none of the occupants of the BMW were wearing seatbelts. No alcohol or drug use is suspected.
The names of the victims have not been released.