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May 3, 2016

This morning at approximately 7:30 a.m., Newton County School System (NCSS) school bus #28-20 was involved in a collision with a bicyclist on US Highway 278 in Covington at the Alcovy Road intersection. The cyclist was transported to a medical facility for treatment. No other injuries were reported and no students were on the bus when the accident occurred.

Per school system policy, the driver of the bus will submit to drug and alcohol tests. Georgia State Patrol (GSP) is conducting the investigation. No further information is available at this time.