11 students hospitalized after multiple school buses involved in interstate crash in Chicago suburb

11 students hospitalized after multiple school buses involved in interstate crash in Chicago suburb

Multiple school buses were involved in a crash in a Chicago suburb Tuesday morning, leaving nearly a dozen students injured, authorities said.

According to Illinois State Police, a multi-unit crash involving at least three school buses took place just after 8:30 a.m. on northbound Interstate 55 at milepost 246 in Grundy County.

Authorities said minor injuries were reported at the scene, with 11 students transported to area hospitals.

Morris Hospital confirmed two students were transported to their hospital, none in serious condition, while Silver Cross Hospital said four patients were transported to their emergency room.

Additional school buses were being called to the scene “to aid in relocation,” state police said, noting that the relocation site was The Loves Truck Stop on the east side of I-55.

Just before 10:30 a.m., police said all students were relocated off the interstate.

Just after 11 a.m., Braidwood police said students were safely transported back to Reed Custer Middle School following the state police investigation.

“There will be a large police presence at the Middle School to assist with reunification,” Braidwood police said.

Meanwhile, the right lane of I-55 remained temporarily closed, police said.

Check back for more on this developing story.

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