Truck collides with school bus in Illinois killing 2 and injuring several others

Truck collides with school bus in Illinois killing 2. (WICS)

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) — Illinois State Police responded to a crash late last night involving a semi truck and school bus that resulted in two fatalities.

Police said the semi truck was traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes and crashed head-on with the school bus on Interstate 74.

The students on board were Normal West High School's Junior Varsity Girls Basketball Team, returning home on the bus from a game at the time of the crash.

The driver of the semi truck was killed, as well as 72-year-old Charles Crabtree of Normal, Illinois, who volunteered with the basketball team. The truck driver has only been identified as a 34-year-old man from Iowa.

All of the students sustained non-life threatening injuries and were transported to local hospitals.

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