Crash Involving a School Bus Kills Two Adults

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CNN reported a semi-truck driving the wrong way crashed into a school bus in Bloomington, Illinois, killing two adults.

The school bus was transporting 10 people, eight Normal West High School junior varsity girls basketball players and two adult volunteers, on interstate 74. One volunteer on-board the bus, 72-year old Charles Crabtree, was killed in the crash.

The students on board were taken to the hospital, suffering minor injuries. The remaining volunteer was airlifted to an area hospital with unknown injuries, according to the article.

The semi-truck driver from Iowa was also killed in the crash.

This was the third reported bus fatality this week. On Monday, a charter bus driver drove off the roadway and the bus overturned in Arkansas, killing an eighth-grader from Memphis, Tennessee.

On Wednesday a semi-truck rear-ended a school bus while it was stopped at a railroad crossing. One student died and others were transported to local hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.