CBS News December 6, 2018, 1:16 AM Bus carrying girls high school team and semi hit head-on, killing at least 1
MCLEAN COUNTY, Ill. — At least one person — an adult — is dead after a bus carrying the Normal Community West High School Junior Varsity girls basketball team collided head-on with a semi-tractor trailer in central Illinois Wednesday night, reports CBS Peoria affiliate WMBD-TV.
Illinois State Police say the semi was traveling in the wrong direction when the crash occurred on I-74 between Bloomington and Downs.
The McLean County Unit 5 School District said there were 11 people on the bus. The district said all its students from the bus were taken to local hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries and were in stable condition.
Unit 5 spokesperson Dayna Brown told WMBD two minors were airlifted to Peoria but they aren't affiliated with the district.
I-74 near Downs was closed.
Parents were being advised to go to Normal West High School and not to the scene.
A Facebook post from Unit 5 says, "Staff is on hand at the school to help support students and parents. Please keep our Normal West family in your thoughts."