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SYLVESTER, Ga. -- Grief counselors are working with students in the Worth County Public School System today following a tragic car crash Tuesday that school officials say killed a third-grade student.
Heather Faircloth, a spokesman for the school system, said that third grader is dead and four remain in area hospitals.
"Worth County Schools will be taking appropriate actions to provide counseling services for students, faculty, and staff members on Wednesday," she wrote.
Trooper Jeff Hobby with the GSP post in Albany said that 10-year-old Cameron Koehler died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash.
The others injured include Bryant, Eli, Jeremiah, Cody and Zoe Reddle. They all had apparently just left school and were being driven by Bryant Reddle on Red Rock Road when the 2000 Chevy Silverado they were traveling in left the highway and struck a culvert, Hobby said.
Cody and Zoe have reportedly been airlifted to Macon where they are receiving treatment.
"Faculty and staff members extend their heartfelt condolences to the family who lost this loved one. We also wish to express our thoughts and concerns for the other students involved in this tragedy," Faircloth wrote.
The Georgia State Patrol continues to investigate the crash.