1 dead, 19 hurt in church bus crash on I-40, police say
Originally published April 24, 2010 at 6:16 p.m., updated April 24, 2010 at 8:16 p.m.
At least one person is dead and 19 injured after a church bus crashed Saturday afternoon on Interstate 40 in London, the Arkansas State Police said.
Police spokesman Bill Sadler said troopers got a call about 5:25 p.m. Saturday reporting that the bus carrying 35 people from the First Baptist Church of Bentonville had been involved in a single-vehicle accident just west of the Johnson-Pope county line. The bus rolled near the 76-mile marker, he said.
The bus was traveling westbound in the left lane before the accident occurred. The bus rolled, coming to rest across the right lane and the outside shoulder, leaning on a guardrail, Sadler said.