Police Say 6 Dead In Arkansas Charter Bus Crash

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – The latest on the crash of a cross-country bus in North Little Rock:

5:30 a.m.

Arkansas State Police say as many as six people were killed in an early morning charter bus crash along Interstate 40 in North Little Rock.

A number of injuries were also reported after the westbound bus left the cross-country highway and hit a bridge abutment early Friday. Many were transported from the scene in ambulances.

Troopers said they received reports about a single-vehicle crash around 1 a.m., shortly after strong storms had passed through the area. The National Weather Service said there was light rain and fog around the time of the accident, but it wasn’t immediately known if weather played a role in the crash.

Traffic was briefly diverted through North Little Rock, but one westbound lane of I-40 had been re-opened by 3 a.m. Traffic remains snarled.

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5:09 a.m.

Arkansas State Police say as many as six people were killed in an early morning charter bus crash along Interstate 40 in North Little Rock.

Multiple people with injuries have also been transported from the scene by ambulance.

Troopers received the reports about the single vehicle crash around 1 a.m. Friday. The bus was traveling westbound when it left the roadway and collided with an overpass abutment.

Westbound I-40 traffic near the crash was initially diverted through North Little Rock, but one westbound lane through the crash scene had been opened by 3 a.m.

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