1 child dead, 40 others injured in youth football team bus crash in Arkansas

(FOX NEWS) --  One child is dead and at least 40 others -- mostly children -- were injured after a youth football team bus traveling from Texas to Memphis, Tenn., crashed in Arkansas early Monday morning, police said.

The charter bus was traveling on Interstate 30 near Benton, Ark., about 2:40 a.m. when it careened off the road and overturned, Arkansas state police said in a statement. The bus was carrying the Orange Mound Youth League football team, which had attended an All-Star game in Dallas, Texas during the weekend.

The team was on its way back to Memphis at the time of the incident, FOX13 Memphis reported.

The children aboard the bus were reportedly all between the ages of 8 and 12 years old. Those injured were taken to hospitals in Little Rock and Benton.

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