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September 16, 2014, 2:25 am
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At Least One Dead From MegaBus Crash Near Litchfield


Illinois State Police report at least one person has died as a result of a double-decker MegaBus crash on I-55 near Litchfield. Trooper Doug Francis says one person was killed in the wreck.

 

The bus which was carrying 81 passengers bound from Chicago to Kansas City blew a tire, slamming head-on into a concrete bridge support Thursday afternoon. It’s reported that four people were flown by helicopter to a trauma center.

 

Memorial Medical Center spokesman Michael Leathers says their hospital treated two patients. Brian Reardon, a spokesman for St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield says 21 patients were treated there, some of which were treated and released. Others had moderate injuries such as bone fractures.

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