Georgia school bus crash kills 5-year-old girl

Five-year-old Cambria Shuman has died after her school bus crashed into a tree Tuesday morning

The Associated Press reports that the Liberty County (Ga.) school district bus was on its pick-up route Tuesday morning when it crashed near Gumbranch, Ga.

Logan reported that 22 children were taken to area hospitals and Memorial Health University Medical Center for various injuries. Officials have confirmed that 5-year-old Cambria Shuman has died.

A Georgia state trooper says video shows a school bus driver struggling with the gear shift right before the bus crashed into a tree, killing a 5-year-old girl and injuring other children.

"Upon impact, the roof of the bus caved in on the occupants", Georgia State Patrol told the Atlanta Journal-Consitution newspaper.

A video shows a school bus driver struggling with the gear shift seconds before the deadly crash
The bus driver and 22 children who were passengers suffered injuries. The children were taken to Liberty Regional and Winn Army Hospitals

The accident happened around 7 a.m. near Ray Road and Hwy. Rodriguez was trapped in the bus after the accident, and she was later freed. Hodges said his understanding is that they suffered "bumps and scrapes and lacerations".

"We don't know why all of the sudden the bus left the roadway", King said.

GSP says the crash remains under investigation. It was not immediately known which school the bus was assigned to.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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