One dead, two dozen injured after double-decker bus slams into Illinois bridge


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LITCHFIELD, Ill. — Illinois State Police say at least one person has died after a double-decker Megabus crashed into a concrete bridge support pillar in Illinois.

Trooper Doug Francis says one person was killed in the Thursday afternoon wreck. He didn’t immediately have other details.

Officials say more than two dozen other passengers in varying conditions are being treated at hospitals. At least four have been flown by helicopter to a trauma center.

A packed double-decker Megabus blew a tire and slammed head-on into a concrete bridge support pillar on an Illinois interstate Thursday, officials said.

Illinois State Police Trooper Doug Francis said he could not confirm any deaths or the number of injuries about two hours after the crash of the discount charter bus, which was traveling from Chicago to Kansas City. He said 30 ambulances and 10 medical…

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