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Church bus crashes in northeast Ark.; at least 11 people injured

by The Associated Press | June 19, 2021 at 5:23 p.m.
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CORNING — Authorities say a church bus from Tennessee collided with another vehicle on a U.S. highway in northeast Arkansas on Saturday afternoon, sending at least 11 people to the hospital.

Clay County Sheriff Terry Miller said he believes there were 11 people aboard the Tennessee church bus, and that they were all taken to hospitals.

He said two of the church bus passengers were airlifted to hospitals in Memphis, while the others were taken to hospitals with either minor injuries or to be evaluated.

Miller did not have information on the number of people in the vehicle that collided with the bus.

He said the crash happened at about 1 p.m. Saturday along U.S. 67 north of Corning near Arkansas 328.

“Apparently [the bus] was struck by another vehicle that caused the bus to veer off the road,” Miller said.

Corning is near Arkansas’ border with Missouri and about 30 miles north of Paragould.

This story has been updated. It was originally published at 2:58 p.m.


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