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Truck Collides With Bus Carrying Girls Basketball Team; 1 People Dead, 1 Critically Injured

Updated On 06 Dec, 2018 Published On

A truck traveling the wrong way on Interstate 74 in Illinois hit head-on into a bus carrying a girls basketball team on Wednesday, December 5, and the accident left at least one person dead and one critically injured.

According to McLean County Unit 5 officials, Charlie Crabtree, 72, who was the volunteer for the Normal West High School team, was killed.

Three other adults were reportedly airlifted to Peoria; their conditions are still unknown. OSF HealthCare St. Francis Medical Center says one adult is in critical condition.

According to WEEK-TV, authorities said the bus was slammed head-on by a wrong-way truck going McClean County. The bus' front end was reportedly severely damaged.

The school's athletic director told WEEK, the basketball team was heading towards a road game in Champaign.

McLean County Unit 5 officials report that 11 people were on the bus and the students were taken to local hospitals with minor injuries.

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