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Collision with MARTA bus claims life of Willow School teacher

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Collision with MARTA bus claims life of Willow School teacher


Photo obtained via https://www.gofundme.com/in-honor-of-robert-boyd-jr

A beloved pre-school teacher died when his vehicle hit a MARTA bus head on in the early morning hours of Jan. 1.

According to a police report, Robert Boyd Jr., 26, was driving his Chevrolet Camaro north on Clifton Springs Road around 1 a.m. The MARTA bus was traveling southbound. The MARTA bus driver said he saw Boyd’s vehicle come around the curve on the wrong side of the roadway before it hit the bus head on. Boyd died at the scene, the police report says. The MARTA bus driver and a passenger complained of pain following the incident, the report says.

Boyd taught at the Willow School in Decatur.

According to a Go Fund Me account set up to cover his funeral expenses, “He brought an energy to the room that was indescribable and felt by everyone. Robert truly was the epitome of perseverance and was determined to live his life to the fullest.”

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