15-year-old Rebecca Hall was fatally injured on Monday when the Freightliner carrying an oversized load slammed into the rear driver’s side of the school bus. The collision occurred in the southbound lanes of Interstate 75 near exit 16.
The ambulance transported 13 children to South Georgia Medical Center in Lowndes County. Six other children were transported to the hospital in private vehicles.
The driver of the school bus, Aline Thomas, 62, sustained a leg injury while the driver of the tractor-trailer, 58-year-old Michael Scarpaci, was not injured.
The incident remains under investigation and a toxicology report is pending.