Driver who crashed into Newton County school bus suffered medical emergency, police say

Seven children hospitalized after school bus crash in Newton County

NEWTON COUNTY, Ga. — The road in front of a Newton County elementary school was shut down Tuesday following a crash that left six students injured.

Deputies say they were called to the scene of a crash on Covington Bypass Road in front of Middle Ridge Elementary School early Tuesday evening.

Multiple students were taken to the hospital, with six suffering minor injuries.

Authorities have now confirmed it was a medical emergency that caused the driver of the other vehicle involved, a Toyota Corolla, to crash into the bus.

The driver of the Toyota Corolla was taken to a nearby hospital with unknown injuries.

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