A baby was killed and 4 others significantly injured in a three-vehicle crash of a college bus on I-40 in Arizona on Sunday morning, officers stated.
The collision occurred in Apache County round 9:27 a.m. when the college bus, which was slowing in site visitors, was headed east by a industrial semitruck at mile marker 328, Arizona Division of Public Security Sgt. Jesus Gastelum stated in a press launch to Phoenix ABC affiliate KNXV.
The DPS stated that site visitors on the east facet had slowed down that morning as a consequence of a earlier collision of a industrial automobile rollover.
“As a result of affect, the college bus was pushed into the van,” Gastelum stated.
There have been 19 individuals on the college bus on the time, based on the DPS, which stated a baby on board the college bus died and “4 different individuals on board the college bus had been significantly injured.” It was not instantly clear whether or not there have been additionally youngsters who had been injured.
Gastelum stated no different severe accidents had been reported, and an investigation was ongoing.
DPS stated there was a “full shutdown” on I-40 heading east and that site visitors was being diverted.