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North Little Rock Bus Crash Causes 6 Fatalities

Posted on Thursday, November 12, 2015    

A charter bus ran off Interstate 40 in North Little Rock on Friday, November 6, injuring numerous people and killing six. The accident was reported around 1:00 a.m. when the bus veered off of the road west of the I-40 and Highway 167 interchange and eventually collided with an abutment off of the North Hills Boulevard overpass. The bus was traveling from Monroe, Michigan to Laredo, Texas.

There were 22 people on the bus including the bus driver. Six of the 22 people sustained minor injuries. The Arkansas Red Cross reported that the passengers on the bus were migrant workers. State troopers are partnering with the Mexican Consulate to inform the families of victim’s, who may be located outside of the U.S., of the accident.

The driver of the bus agreed to be tested for drugs and alcohol immediately following the accident. The investigation of what caused the collision is still ongoing. Several lanes of I-40 were shut down for a few hours while the wreckage was cleared, but were reopened later that morning.