Unit 5 bus crash:2 dead, 9 students injured.

9 month ago

two adults and nine people, including eight students were injured when their school bus collided head-on with a semitrailer truck heading the wrong way on Interstate 74, late Wednesday.

the driver of the semi truck, a 34-year-old man died along with one adult from the school bus due to their severe injuries.

the crash occurred on I-74 between Bloomington and Downs, according to Illinois State Police the semi was traveling in the wrong direction when the crash occurred.

The McLean County Unit 5 School District and state police said there were 11 people on the bus. One, a 72-year-old team volunteer, was killed. Eight students were taken to local hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries. Two other adults from the bus were airlifted to hospitals.

the team was heading home from a game at Champaign Central.

A Facebook post from Unit 5 says, "Staff is on hand at the school to help support students and parents. Please keep our Normal West family in your thoughts."