Police are investigating a bus crash that killed at least one child and injured more than 40 people, most of them children on a youth football team.
The passengers were riding on a chartered bus from Texas to Tennessee when it crashed and flipped along an interstate near Benton, Arkansas early Monday morning, according to state police.
The bus was carrying dozens of students between the ages of 8 and 10, members of the Orange Mound Youth Association’s football team, home from a weekend game in Dallas, Texas.
"When troopers arrived at the scene, many of the children were already off of the bus," said Arkansas State Police spokesman Bill Sadler.
"Some of them were stunned or had minor injuries."
Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock has received over 20 patients at its ER from the bus accident on I-30. Families needing information should call the main hospital at 501-364-1100. A family center is set-up. Families can come to the main entrance & will be taken there. pic.twitter.com/8wGiMRNrKD— Arkansas Children's (@archildrens) December 3, 2018
The Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock, near the scene of the crash, said it received more than 20 patients from the accident. Police say two children had to be airlifted from the scene.
Investigators told Fox News the driver of the bus is "alive and being questioned by state troopers."
A medical examiner will also determine the cause of death for the child killed in the crash.