5 killed, including children, during head-on crash involving car, Atlanta transit bus

5 killed during head-on crash involving car, transit bus

ATLANTA — Five people are dead and two others critically injured following a head-on crash involving a car and MARTA bus in Atlanta.

The accident happened on Bolton Road at Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway just before 11 p.m. Wednesday.

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Police said three children, a teenager and a 22-year-old were killed in the crash. The kids were only 19 months old, 4 years old and 12 years old.

The 32-year-old driver and a 15-year-old passenger were taken to the hospital in critical condition.

“Twenty-five years on the PD, this is the worst accident that I have come across,” Atlanta police Captain F. Turner said.

Police said the driver of a Nissan Sentra crossed the center line and collided with the bus. The driver lost control and hit a tree.

The MARTA bus driver was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. The department said the passengers on the MARTA bus are OK.

A second car crashed with the Nissan after the bus collision. Atlanta police said the two people in that car were not injured.

Five people are dead and two others critically injured following a head-on crash involving a car and MARTA bus in Atlanta.
Five people are dead and two others critically injured following a head-on crash involving a car and MARTA bus in Atlanta. (WSBTV.com)