'No Violations' Found So Far in Fatal Bus Accident

6:06 PM, Apr 26, 2013   |    comments
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Macon police say they're still investigating a fatal accident that killed a 5-year-old girl.

In a news release, investigator said they're still asking witnesses to the accident to contact them.

So far, "We have not found any violations," the release says.

Police say Ta'Miya Watson died Monday after she was run over the rear tire of a school bus.

Macon Police Sgt. Melanie Hofmann says witnesses told investigators Watson ran off a curb just before 4 p.m. on Bloomfield Road.

Hofmann said a bus was making a left-hand turn from Bloomfield Road when Ta'Miya collided with the side of the bus. She fell to the ground and was run over as bus turned on to Virginia Drive.

A police news release says 57-year-old Elaine Clowers of Macon was driving the bus.

The police statement says:

"At this stage in the investigation we have not found any violations. It is still early and there is more to do. The Bus Driver and School System has cooperated fully during the investigation. We still encourage anyone who witnessed the accident to contact the Macon Police Fatality Investigator at 478-803-2456 or 478-751-7500.

"To preserve the integrity of the investigation no further information will be released at this time."


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