A bus crash early Monday killed one child and injured 40 other people, most of them children, on Interstate 30 west of Benton, Arkansas State Police said.
The charter bus, which was carrying a youth football team home from a championship game played over the weekend. The bus was traveling from Texas to Memphis, Tennessee, when it left the road and turned over, police said. Authorities received a call around 2:40 a.m. The children were between 8 and 10 years old. The injured were taken to hospitals in Benton and in Little Rock, about 25 miles northeast. Two were airlifted, Sadler said. The child’s cause of death will be determined by the medical examiner, Sadler said.