Brothers killed in crash involving special needs school bus

Two people killed in wreck with school bus

ROSWELL, Ga. — Roswell police are investigating how a car ended up beneath a Fulton County school bus, killing two people.

Officers shut down the intersection of West and Woodstock roads for several hours Monday investigating the crash.

"It sounded like a big boom, like a transformer going off," witness Lester Wilson told Channel 2's Mike Petchenik.

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Wilson said when he and his wife walked out of their home to see what happened, they were startled to see the deadly crash.


"I saw the car underneath the school bus," Wilson said.

Police said the BMW T-boned the bus carrying four special needs students from Roswell High School.

The Fulton County Medical Examiner identified the victims as brothers James Pratt, 18, and Joseph Pratt, 14, both from Roswell. The two attended Lassiter High School.

Roswell police Officer Lisa Holland said the students weren't hurt.

At the scene of a deadly bus crash in Roswell.

Posted by Mike Petchenik-WSB-TV on Monday, April 24, 2017

“Of course they were shaken up and terrified," Holland said.

Holland said investigators will reconstruct the accident scene.

“We will talk to the bus driver, witnesses to this accident," Holland told Petchenik.

Investigators told Petchenik another bus came to pick up the students who were on the bus.

School officials said counselors will be on hand at Lassiter High on Tuesday.