As many as six people died early on a foggy Friday morning when a charter bus veered off an interstate in Arkansas and crashed into an overpass abutment, according to the Arkansas State Police.
Many other people were also injured in the collision at about 1 a.m. along Interstate 40 in North Little Rock and were transported for care by ambulance, state police said. Authorities did not give an exact number of victims.
No other vehicle was involved, police said.
Bridgette Williams of the Arkansas chapter of American Red Cross told KTHV-TV in Little Rock that the agency was sheltering some of the survivors.
“Obviously it’s been a traumatic morning for them,” Williams said.
(Reporting by Steve Barnes in Little Rock, Ark. and Suzannah Gonzales in Chicago; Editing by Susan Heavey and Phil Berlowitz)
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