MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Shelby County Schools is collecting money for families involved in a deadly bus crash.
One child has died and 45 passengers were injured in the crash that happened around 2 a.m. Monday on I-30 in Saline County, Arkansas as the Orange Mound Youth Association was coming back from a tournament in Texas.
At least four of the students injured in the crash attend Aspire Public Schools, including the student who died. Superintendent Dr. Nickalous Manning released this statement Monday afternoon:
“It is with a heavy heart that we share unfortunate news about Aspire Public School Memphis scholars who were involved in a tragic accident. This morning, a bus carrying a youth Orange Mound Football team crashed outside of Little Rock, Arkansas. We have confirmed with family members that at least four Aspire scholars were on that bus. The one fatality was an Aspire scholar. This is a difficult time for all of us and we will have counselors available for our students and staff. We are providing support to these families and our scholars during their time of need.”
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