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By Christian Jennings - bio | email

THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) - A Thomasville man was killed and 11 city employees were badly injured Thursday morning in a bus crash in front of the Thomasville National Bank on Remington avenue.

Mangled metal is what's left of the truck 66-year-old Leroy Mosley was driving Thursday morning before he was involved in two separate crashes. One of which took his life, and injured almost a dozen Thomasville city employees. But it all started at the intersection of Pinetree and Remington where troopers say Mosley set off a 4-vehicle wreck.

"The vehicle who caused the accident set off a chain of events and then proceeded through the intersection," said Sgt. Scott Woodell, Georgia State Patrol.

A couple police officers saw the initial wreck and thought he was attempting to flee the scene. That's when seconds later, Mosley crashed his truck head on with a city bus, which was carrying 11 city employees, including the police and fire chief, and the city manager.

After the crash 11 thomasville staff members riding on this bus were rushed to Archbold Memorial Hospital. Unfortunately the driver of the truck didn't make it.

The 11 officials were on their way to the Thomasvile airport, to check out a new corporate hanger.

Instead, they spent the day in the hospital.

"7 have been discharged, 4 will remain in the hospital overnight," said Natalie Connell, Thomasville public information officer.

Leroy Mosley was a vietnam vet. His family says he had a history of seizures and was under a lot of medication.

"It could have been a medical condition that caused him to accelerate, we just don't know yet," said Sgt. Woodell.

"Our heart goes out to Mr. Mosley's family and their loss," said Connell.

Four city employees went through surgery Thursday evening and were admitted into the hospital Thursday night. None of their injuries are believed to be life threatening.

Executive assistant Sylvia Jo Deloach, Assistant city manager of utilities Don Atkinson, City Engineer Jim Petrak, and Public Information Officer Lynn Williams remain in the hospital.

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