One Killed in IL School Bus Crash

One person was killed when a school bus carrying elementary school students struck two vehicles today in Newport, Illinois.

The school bus was traveling westbound on IL-173 headed to Newport Elementary School, when it collided with the vehicles, according to WGN ( The fatality is said to be the driver of one of the vehicles.

Thirty seven other people were injured, with 23 hurt children being transported to a local medical center.

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For more firefighter training on bus crash responses, consider Advanced School Bus Extrication, Basics Are Not Enough At School Bus Incidents, SCHOOL BUS ACCIDENTS: AN EXTRICATION CHALLENGE, and Fire Engineering Simulation : Bus Accident Mass Casualty Incident (MCI).

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