Woman killed in Bartow County crash involving 2 vehicles, school bus

An accident involving two vehicles and a school bus left a 20-year-old Adairsville woman dead and three other people seriously injured, officials said Monday.

About 7:45 a.m., a blue Mercury minivan struck a silver Nissan Altima driven by Chelsey Chapman at Manning Mill Road and Ga. 3 in Bartow County, the Georgia State Patrol said.

“Initial indication is that a silver Nissan Altima was stopped westbound on Manning Mill Road at a stop sign,” the GSP said in a statement. “A blue Mercury minivan was traveling northbound on Ga. 3 in the left lane. The Altima entered the intersection and attempted a left turn toward Ga. 3 southbound. The minivan struck the Altima’s driver side with its front.”

Chapman died on the scene, according to the statement.

The impact sent the minivan spinning and into a school bus sitting at a stop sign. A passenger in the minivan was ejected and became trapped between the bus and the minivan, according to the GSP.

That passenger, a 22-year-old man, was taken to Floyd Medical Center with head and leg trauma as well as a possible fractured pelvis after authorities freed him, Bartow County emergency services Officer Brad Cothran told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The GSP, which is investigating the crash, said two other occupants in the minivan were taken to Floyd Medical Center with serious, but non-life threatening injuries.

While there were no children on the bus at the time of the accident, a driver and a monitor were on the bus, he said. The driver and the monitor were not injured.

No other details were released.

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