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One child dead, 45 injured in youth football bus crash in Arkansas

One child dead, 45 injured in youth football bus crash in Arkansas”

The children were between 8 and 10 years old and had chaperones accompanying them on the bus, state police spokesman Bill Sadler said. At least one person has been confirmed dead and more than 40 others injured. Authorities have confirmed that one child was killed and at least 40 others were injured in the crash - a lot of them children.

The bus driver survived the crash and is being questioned by state troopers, according to a news release from ASP. He told The Commercial Appeal newspaper that the bus swerved then flipped "about 15 or 20 times", before landing on its side at the foot of an embankment.

The team from the Orange Mound Youth Association - a football program in a historically black neighborhood of Memphis that has rallied around the youth football teams - was en route from Dallas, where it competed on Sunday. Thirteen went to Saline Memorial, and information about the condition of those patients isn't available. (***Updates from state police below***) The charter bus was traveling from Dallas to Memphis, Tennessee after playing in a championship game over the weekend. The injured were taken to nearby hospitals.

Authorities did not immediately identify which school was involved.

Hailey said there were seat belts on the bus, but he didn't know how many people were wearing them. The bus in Monday's crash was a charter bus. It gave no age for Kameron, but it said he was a third-grader at Aspire Coleman Elementary School in Memphis.

The victims of the crash were team therapist Dayna Brons; players Parker Tobin, Logan Schatz, Jaxon Joseph, Stephen Wack, Adam Herold, Logan Hunter, Logan Boulet, Evan Thomas, Conner Lukan and Jacob Leicht; head coach Dary Haugan; play-by-play announcer Tyler Bieber; driver Glen Doerksen; assistant coach Mark Cross; and intern Brody Hinz.



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