GLOBAL ONE NEWS (G1) — An early morning crash involving a charter bus carrying a youth football team from Tennessee — has left one child dead and 45 others injured.
The accident occurred early Monday morning, Dec. 3, when the bus skidded off a highway in Arkansas and went down an embankment — flipping several times.
The Washington Post reported that when the bus overturned, it trapped as many as five people in the wreckage.
The driver survived and said she lost control of the bus in a curve.
The kids had played in a championship game in Dallas, Texas and were headed back to Memphis, Tennessee.
Most of those injured were elementary and middle school-aged children.
The Memphis mayor said of the tragedy, “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.”
It is still unknown what caused the bus to lose control.