Arkansas bus crash: 1 child killed, 40 others injured

Latest Brain injuries broken bones in Arkansas bus crash

Latest Brain injuries broken bones in Arkansas bus crash

Authorities say the driver of the bus carrying an all star youth football team lost control causing it to roll of Interstate 30 early Monday morning.

Arkansas State Police said the wreck happened along Interstate 30 near Benton, about 25 miles (40 kilometers) southwest of Little Rock. Police said most of the injured were children and that they were taken to hospitals in Little Rock and Benton. The injured have been transported to area hospitals in Little Rock and Benton.

State police said the bus overturned after driving off the interstate. By the time first responders arrived numerous players -who were between the ages of eight and 13 years old - and their chaperones were already off the bus, state police spokesman Bill Sadler stated.

Police say the bus was carrying a football team that had played in a championship game in Dallas over the weekend.

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The name of the deceased victim has not been made public as of Monday morning. Orange Mound is a historically black neighborhood that unites around its highly competitive youth football program. He was sitting in the first row when he said the bus swerved and then flipped numerous times. So to the people of Humboldt, know that we are with you. "Some of them were stunned or had minor injuries". Two were airlifted, Sadler said.

"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. The bus driver has been questioned by police.

"It helps keep kids out of trouble", said Morgan, who also played on traveling football squads in his youth.

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