One child was killed and at least 45 others, mostly children, were injured early this morning after the driver of a charter bus carrying a youth football team lost control and crashed in Arkansas while heading to Memphis, Tennessee, police said.
The charter bus was traveling on Interstate 30 near Benton, Arkansas, about 2:40 a.m. when it careened off the road and overturned, according to an Arkansas State Police statement.
The bus was carrying the Orange Mound Youth Association’s football team, which had attended an All-Star game in Dallas, Texas during the weekend. The team was on its way back to Memphis at the time of the incident, FOX13 Memphis reported.
The children aboard the bus were all said to be between the ages of 8 and 12 years old.