ASP: One Dead, 45 Injured in Saline County Bus Crash


BENTON, Ark. (KNWA) – One child is dead and at least 45 others are reported to be injured after a bus crash west of Benton early Monday morning.

According to Arkansas State Police, the crash was reported at about 2:40 a.m. and was located at mile marker 111 along Interstate 30.

Troopers say a charter bus was traveling from Texas to Memphis, Tennessee when it left the roadway and overturned.

The bus driver is alive and is being questioned by state troopers.

The bus was carrying a youth football team that had played in a championship game in Dallas during the weekend.

The injured were transported to area hospitals in Little Rock and Benton.

More information will be released later this morning.

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