Aftermath of fatal accident hits communities

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MCLEAN COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) — Interstate 74 is back open after a deadly accident south of Bloomington Wednesday night.

Two people died and nine others were injured when a semi-truck went the wrong way and hit a school bus head on. It happened about 8:30 pm.

A junior varsity girls basketball team had played Champaign Central earlier in the evening. State Police say eleven people were on the bus; eight of whom were students. The team was from Normal West.

A school district representative says all students who were transported to the hospital have been released.

The bus driver is in critical condition. Team coach, Steve Prices, sustained multiple broken bones and is listed in fair condition.

72-year old Charlie Crabtree, who served as a volunteer for the team, was killed. The truck was driven by 34-year old Ryan Hute, of Delmar, Iowa. He died from multiple blunt force injuries.

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