Bus crashes on I-94
Officials said one Minnesotan student died and dozens where injured in a bus crash Saturday on Interstate 94, reported the Star Tribune.
The crash happened about 5:45 a.m. Lt. Mark Peterson of the State Patrol said. The bus was carrying band members and chaperones from Pelican Rapids High School who were coming home from a trip to Chicago.
It was not clear what caused the bus to flip on its side Peterson said.
Mel Hage of Maple Grove, great-uncle to student band member Mikala Gray, said he talked to a witness who said the bus was traveling between 70 and 75 mph when the accident began.
The exact number of injured students is not yet known but there were four chaperones, 43 students, one charter bus tour director and the driver on the bus.
Peterson said one student was airlifted to North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale and was reported to be in critical condition.
The name of the student who died has not yet been released.