One Death Confirmed After School Bus Overturns


WADSWORTH, Ill. (April 5, 2013)—One person was confirmed dead Friday in a crash that left a school bus on which three-dozen children were riding on its side, but a school official said all of the students survived.

The coroner's office says a male died at the scene, but provided no further details.

The accident happened Friday morning near Wadsworth, Ill.

More than three-dozen people were injured including schoolchildren.

Newport Elementary School Principal John Coburn said all of the students involved in the Friday morning bus rollover near the Lake County village of Wadsworth "are OK,” but did not elaborate on what injuries the children may have.

Television footage from the scene shows the bus on its side, with two mangled cars nearby.

Debris was scattered in an adjacent farm field.

Coburn told The Associated Press that parents were meeting their children at the school.

The accident happened around 8 a.m. about a mile from the school, which has some 400 students in kindergarten through 5th grade.


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