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A 21-year-old Georgia Military College student died after being run over by a bus Monday morning in Milledgeville.

Just before 10:20 a.m., Logan Jones, of Milledgeville, was riding his bicycle on the sidewalk near the corner of Hancock and Clark streets where a Georgia College bus was also traveling, Bibb County deputy coroner Ken Garland said.

“He was on a bicycle trying to cross the intersection of Hancock and Clark and ran out in front of the bus,” Garland said.

Jones was riding east on the sidewalk as the bus was traveling in the same direction on Hancock Street, Georgia State Patrol Sgt. David Holland stated in an email to The Telegraph.

The bus driver was making a right turn onto Clark Street as Jones continued to pedal into the crosswalk without slowing, Holland stated.

The wheels of the bus where already in the crosswalk as Jones approached and he hit the right side of the bus behind the loading door.

Jones’ bike overturned upon impact, throwing him off and sending him under the edge of the bus.

He was hit by the rear wheels as the bus continued the turn and then stopped a short distance away, Holland said.

Jones died of multiple blunt force trauma just before noon in the emergency room after being rushed to Navicent Health Baldwin, Garland said.

The GMC public affairs coordinator released a statement Monday afternoon stating the college is devastated by the death of Jones, who attended GMC Prep School and graduated from John Milledge Academy before enrolling as a business major at GMC junior college.

“Logan was a bright light on our campus and will truly be missed,” the release stated.

Jones had planned to transfer to Georgia College to continue his studies, according to the statement.

Grief counselors will be available for any GMC students struggling with his untimely death.

Milledgeville police spokeswoman Felicia Cummings said officers from her department assisted the Georgia State Patrol at the scene.

Georgia College runs buses around the downtown campus and out to the west campus, Georgia College director of public affairs Brittiny Johnson said.

The Georgia State Patrol is investigating the fatal crash.

Liz Jarvis Fabian has reported public safety issues in Middle Georgia for over 36 years. The former storm chaser and news anchor for The Weather Channel has won numerous awards including McClatchy President’s Awards for breaking news team coverage. Fabian was named Georgia AP’s best beat reporter in 2017.
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