School Bus Crash Leaves 5 Dead

Police looking at speed as a factor
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 21, 2016 5:28 PM CST
Updated Nov 21, 2016 9:09 PM CST
Children Killed in 'Horrible' Tennessee School Bus Crash
Officials work at the scene of a school bus crash on an interstate highway off-ramp Friday in Nashville, Tenn.   (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

(Newser) – A school bus crash in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Monday afternoon killed at least five and injured at least 20 more, authorities say. It was unclear Monday night whether all of the dead were children. Police haven't determined what happened, but they say early reports suggest the bus hit a utility pole, flipped, and wrapped around a tree, reports the Tennessean. "Certainly speed is being investigated very, very strongly as a factor in this crash," said the police chief. The driver survived and was being questioned. The Hamilton County district attorney said five people died at the scene, but exact figures on casualties were still unclear. The bus was carrying 35 students from kindergarten through fifth grade, reports AP. (Read more bus accident stories.)

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