Driver tells police she lost control of bus

BENTON, Ark. (AP) — Authorities say the driver of a charter bus that crashed in Arkansas, killing one child and injuring dozens of people, told authorities she lost control of the vehicle, causing it to roll off the interstate.

Arkansas State Police say the bus involved in Monday morning’s crash was owned by Scott Shuttle Service of Somerville, Tennessee.

State police say the bus was carrying a youth all-star football team that was returning home to the Memphis area after competing in a tournament over the weekend in Texas.

According to police, one child was killed and 45 people were injured. The injured were taken to nearby hospitals.

The wreck happened on Interstate 30 near Benton, which is about 25 miles (40 kilometers) southwest of Little Rock.