Updated: Police: Bus, SUV, truck collide, occupants uninjured

Matthew Strother News editor

December 11, 2013

A wreck at Hamilton and South Davis roads sent a school bus off the road about 2:45 p.m. Tuesday, but no one was injured.

LaGrange police said Tuesday that a 2000 Toyota 4Runner driven by Scarlett Holland, whose age was unavailable, of LaGrange was southbound on Hamilton Road and, according to witnesses, ran a red light at South Davis Road. The SUV struck the passenger side of a Troup County school bus driven by Deborah Davis, 57, of LaGrange, which was westbound on South Davis Road. The bus then hit a GMC Sonoma pickup truck driven by Rachel Spradlin, 52, of Hogansville that was facing east in the South Davis Road turn lane.

The bus left the road and hit an embankment, but no one on the bus was injured. They were evaluated by EMS at the scene.

Holland was taken by EMS to West Georgia Medical Center, where a helicopter transported her to Columbus Medical Center for evaluation and she was released without injuries, police said.

Spradlin was taken to West Georgia Medical Center for evaluation and released.

One child and two adults – Davis and a monitor – were on the school bus, which was traveling from one elementary school to others to pick up students to take home, said Jeff Turner, Troup County Schools transportation director, who was at the scene Tuesday. Another bus was sent to pick up the route and the wrecked bus’s occupants. Turner said that the child’s parents would be notified of the incident.

Police still were investigating this morning and charges were pending.