By Michelle Ewing, Cox Media Group National Content Desk
Two men were killed when a semi truck driving in the wrong direction hit a bus carrying a high school girls basketball team Wednesday night near Downs, Illinois, authorities said.
We just spoke with ISP, here’s what we know: -Schoolbus transporting Normal Community West HS Girls basketball team was hit head-on by a semi just after 8:30pm -Semi was traveling on the wrong side of the highway -Several students have been airlifted to Peoria and Bloomington pic.twitter.com/Ls2rmNKXPL
According to WMBD, the bus, which was taking the Normal West High School JV girls basketball team home after a game, collided with a semi that was driving the wrong way on Interstate 74 about 8:30 p.m.
Charles Crabtree, 72, of Normal, and the 34-year-old semi driver, who was from Iowa, were killed, authorities said. Police have not released the driver's name.