Bus wreck causes minor injuries

COVINGTON -- A Newton County Schools System bus was involved in a crash with a pickup on Ga. Highway 36 near Moore's Road on Monday afternoon, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office.

NCSO spokesman Tyrone Oliver said several students sustained minor injuries and were treated on the scene. The driver of the pickup was transported by ground ambulance to a local hospital with more serious injuries.

Oliver said the crash occurred about 3:45 p.m. as the bus was taking students home from Indian Creek Middle School.

The Georgia State Patrol is investigating the accident. No further details were available at press time.