Video shows moments before 2016 deadly Muscogee County school bus crash

Video shows moments before 2016 deadly Muscogee County school bus crash

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - A newly released video shows the moments before a deadly Muscogee County school bus crash in 2016.

The video shows the driver, Roy Newman who is now deceased as a result of the accident, move out of the driver's seat while the bus is still going.  He tries to hold onto the steering wheel, and that's where the 30-second video ends.

Seven students on the bus were injured when it veered off the road and eventually collided head-on into a large tree.

The children's parents are seeking $3 million in damages and naming the school district, superintendent, and a 'John Doe" referring to maintenance workers as defendants in the case.

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