One Person Killed, 11 Injured After Alabama School Bus Crashes Into Car

One person died and 11 more were injured in a bus crash in Alabama.
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Almost a dozen passengers on a school bus were injured Tuesday night when it slammed into a passenger vehicle, killing someone inside, authorities said.

The yellow bus was carrying members of a school football team along Interstate 20 in Talladega County, Alabama, police said.

The identity of the passenger in the car who was killed has not been released. The circumstances leading up to the crash were not immediately clear, according to police.

Chuck Marcum, superintendent at Roanoke City Schools in Alabama, said 26 football players and three coaches on the bus were returning from a game when the crash happened. Police said the driver of the bus was airlifted to a local hospital. Three total adults and eight students were hurt, but none seriously.

Eyewitness video from the scene showed smoke billowing from the bus, with smoke in a grassy area near a highway. The front portion of the bus was severely damaged, and the passenger vehicle “was bent up like a pretzel,” the witness said.

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SOURCE: ABC News, Karma Allen