More than 50 adults and students were checked for injuries at local hospitals Saturday after a chain collision involving six school buses and a passenger car on I-20 Westbound near mile marker 98.
One school bus driver, Angela Anthony, 44, of Midville, Ga. was airlifted to Grady Memorial Hospital for treatment for serious injuries. Anthony had to be cut from the wreckage. Two others were transported to area hospitals with visible, non-threatening injuries.
Georgia State Patrol said as the buses slowed, one bus struck the rear of another setting off a chain reaction crash. A passenger car was the last vehicle in line and struck the rear of the last bus.
The students were headed to Six Flags Over Georgia as a reward for performing well on the CRCT.
The students were from Burke County Middle School in Waynesboro, according to officials at the scene.
I-20 Westbound was completely blocked off at Exit 98 for several hours while officers directed traffic off of the interstate. Highway 278 was backed up as well from those trying to avoid the accident.
The crash remains under investigation by the Georgia Sate Patrol in Monroe and the Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team.