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School bus crashes in Barrow County

By Joe Johnson

The Barrow County Sheriff's Office was investigating an accident involving a school bus and another vehicle Tuesday morning at Harvey Lokey and Briscoe Mill roads in Bethlehem, according to a post on the agency's Facebook page.

"There were some minor injuries but no life threatening injuries to anyone," the social media post stated. "School personal arrived on scene and assisted with the care and safety of each student on scene."

The cause of the accident was being investigated and additional information would be released as it became available, the sheriff's post stated.

A woman identified as Stephanie Derby commented under the sheriff's Facebook post that she was the driver of the bus.

"All the students are ok as far as I was told just a few with cuts and scrapes'" the comment stated. "I have a broken collarbone, (staples) on my head, broke tooth and bruising."

Peggy Ploehn Billeaud, who identified herself on Facebook as the bus driver's mother, posted that Derby took evasive action to protect her young passengers.

"She saved the bus from getting hit where the kids are and took the brunt of the accident," Billeaud stated in her post. "Her daughter was on bus and received small cuts from the glass. My heart goes out to her for some quick thinking."

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