3 Dead When Bus Carrying Teens Crashes in Indiana

A bus carrying teens coming home from a
church camp crashed Saturday on a busy
Indianapolis thoroughfare, killing three people
and sending others to hospitals, officials said.
An Indiana Department of Transportation
camera showed the bus overturned on its side
near an Interstate 465 overpass. The
Indianapolis Fire Department said crews had to
free five people who were trapped inside after
the crash Saturday afternoon. Four good
Samaritans helped before first responders
could arrive, including one man who helped
pull the driver out, the agency said.
The bus was carrying 40 passengers who are
members of Colonial Hill Baptist Church in
Indianapolis and were returning from a
summer camp. The Fire Department said those
injured included children and adults.
Indianapolis Fire Department spokesman Lt.
Rita Burris confirmed that three people died,
though she did not provide any details on the
victims, including whether they were children
or adults. She said survivors were being taken
to area hospitals. Some of the victims were
taken from the scene by helicopter.
Details about how the crash happened were
not immediately available.
Roads near the scene were closed, and
authorities were urging people to use caution
in the area. A hazardous materials crew was in
the area cleaning up diesel fuel that spilled in
the crash.
Parents of passengers were asked to go to the
church for information.

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