A Georgia Military College student was killed Monday morning in a collision with a Georgia College and State University bus, authorities said.
Just before 10:15 a.m., Logan Jones was riding his bicycle east on a sidewalk near Hancock Street in Milldgeville, the Georgia State Patrol said in a news release. The bus, which was also traveling east on Hancock, was approaching the intersection with Clark Street while the traffic light was green.
The bus turned right on Clark Street. The wheels of the bus were in the crosswalk when Jones hit the passenger side of the bus, officials said. Jones fell off the bike and was struck by the rear wheels of the bus.
Jones was taken to Navicent Health Hospital in Macon, where he later died, the release said.
In a statement on Georgia Military College’s Facebook page, officials called Jones “a bright light on our campus.” A 21-year-old business major from Milledgeville, Jones had plans to transfer to Georgia College and State University after earning an associate degree.
Both schools have campuses in Milledgeville, which is about 95 miles southeast of downtown Atlanta and 30 miles northeast of Macon.
“Georgia Military College is devastated by the passing of our Junior College student, Logan Jones,” officials said in the statement. “... The entire Georgia Military College family offers our deepest condolences to the friends and family of Logan Jones.”
Grief counseling is available for students.
AJC.com has reached out to GCSU for more information on the incident.
Zachary Hansen, a Georgia native, covers economic development and commercial real estate for the AJC. He's been with the newspaper since 2018 and enjoys diving into complex stories that affect people's lives.