Truck driver, company indicted in death of 5 Georgia Southern nursing students

| June 16, 2016

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BRYAN Co. – A Bryan County grand jury has indicted John Wayne Johnson and Total Transportation in the deadly I-16 crash that killed five Georgia Southern nursing students and injured two others.

The crash happened early in the morning on April 22, 2015 as the students drove to Savannah for their last day of clinical rotations in their first year of nursing school.

The victims were Emily Clark, of Powder Springs, GA, Morgan Bass, of Leesburg, GA, Abbie Deloach, of Savannah, GA, Catherine (McKay) Pittman, of Alpharetta, GA, and Caitlyn Baggett, of Millen, GA. All were juniors in the program.

Brittney McDaniel of Reidsville, GA, and Megan Richards of Loganville, GA, were also injured during the crash.

Johnson has been charged with five counts of first degree vehicular homicide, serious injury by vehicle, reckless driving, failure to exercise due care and following too closely.

Total Transportation is charged with criminal responsibility of corporations as well as serious injury by vehicle and the five counts of vehicular homicide.

 

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