Funeral arrangements announced for bus driver killed in crash

Roy Newman
Roy Newman Muscogee County School District

Funeral arrangements for the driver killed in Monday’s fatal bus crash have been announced.

The funeral for Muscogee County School District bus driver Roy Newman will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Evangel Temple, 5350 Veterans Parkway.

Interment will be at Parkhill Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-6 p.m. Friday at McMullen Funeral Home, 3874 Gentian Blvd.

Seven students, all attending Mathews Elementary School, were on the bus that crashed at 7:44 a.m. Monday on Garrett Road, less than 1 mile from the school in northeast Columbus. They were hospitalized along with Newman, who was pronounced dead at Midtown Medical Center 3½ hours later.

Muscogee County coroner Buddy Bryan said Wednesday the autopsy showed Newman died from blunt-force trauma. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.