1 Killed, 40 Injured in Tennessee Youth Football Team Bus Crash

Tyler Conway@jtylerconwayFeatured ColumnistDecember 3, 2018

School buses sit idle on the fifth day of a strike by school bus drivers, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, in Providence, R.I. The union that represents 200 bus drivers, Teamsters Local 251, began the strike Thursday after negotiations with management over retirement benefits failed. (AP Photo/Jennifer McDermott)
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One child died and 40 people were injured when a bus carrying a youth football team crashed early Monday morning.

The Memphis Commercial Appeal reported the team, which is based in Memphis, was returning from a game in Dallas when their bus was involved in an accident in Saline County, Arkansas. The accident happened around 2:40 a.m., according to police records.

The bus was traveling on a highway when it lost control and overturned. Police are investigating the cause of the accident and are questioning the driver.

"On behalf of all Memphians, our hearts and prayers go out to the Orange Mound children and their families involved in this morning’s tragic bus accident in Arkansas," Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland said in a statement.

People who were injured in the crash have been transported to hospitals in Benton and Little Rock.


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