Police: Pedestrian hit and killed in Clayton County

Investigators in Clayton County are looking into what caused a deadly crash involving a pedestrian, a police cruiser, and a school bus.

Police responded to Garden Walk Boulevard and Garden Ridge Drive around 6 a.m. Tuesday.

Officers said a woman was crossing the street while pushing her child in a stroller. That's when she was hit and killed by a 2004 Ford Expedition.

"When I look out, I see her shoes, and I see her maybe 20, 30 feet away, so I guess the contact knocked her right out of her shoes," said one neighbor who lives near the scene of the accident.

Investigators say while the driver tried to miss the woman, he crashed into a Clayton County police cruiser.

That SUV then hit a school bus with students on board.

Before the woman was hit, she was able to push the baby out the way.

"It was just a sad situation because that baby lost her mom, she will never see her mom again, it's sad," said a neighbor we spoke to who asked her name not be used.

Neighbors said the driver of the Expedition stayed on scene and cooperated with police. "The lady that was in the Expedition, she was distraught," said one neighbor.

Many bystanders told FOX 5 the street where the crash happened can be a dangerous place. They are hoping this will get the attention of local leaders to install stoplights or crosswalks to keep pedestrians safer.

"I don't want to come out here and see another mother stretched out in the street," said a man who walks his son to school down Garden Walk Boulevard every day. "That's why I'm hoping they put a crosswalk or lights in or something so we don't have to deal with this again," he said.

The Georgia State Patrol is taking over the investigation. GSP said the driver is not facing any charges.