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Man killed after colliding with school bus

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WAYNE CO., GA (WTOC) -

A pickup truck collided with a school bus on Highway 341 between Jesup and Odum just before 3 p.m. Monday.

According to the Georgia State Patrol, the man inside the truck was killed.

Troopers were not releasing his name Monday night pending his family notification.

"It appears he hydroplaned and crossed over into the Eastbound lane striking the bus head on," Trooper Zeigler said.

Trooper Zeigler says fourteen children and two adults were on the school bus. They were taken to the hospital with what appeared to be minor injuries.

"I was sitting in my living room watching tv and I heard what sounded like an explosion," neighbor Dale Lanham said.

Lanham lives next to where the crash happened.

"Most of the kids were off the bus by the time I got over there. I saw the driver of the pickup and I immediately realized he passed away," Lanham said.

Troopers continue to investigate the wreck. The road was reopened around 7 p.m.

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