11 students from a middle school in Highland, IL and a bus driver are being treated for injuries after their school bus collided with a semi on I-55 southbound near Litchfield.
One of the students was airlifted to a St. Louis hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries. The other students were reportedly transferred by ambulance. There was no immediate word on their condition or on that of the bus driver. Several people had to be extricated from the wreckage of the bus.
The 6th-graders had been on a field trip to Springfield, reportedly to visit the State Capitol and the Lincoln Presidential Museum. They were returning to Highland when the crash occurred around 4:30pm Monday.