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Multiple Fatalities In Tennessee School Bus Accident

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (CBS/AP) -- Multiple people were killed following an elementary school bus crash in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on Monday afternoon.

The district attorney says six people are dead in an elementary school bus crash in Chattanooga.

Hamilton County District Attorney Neal Pinkston told media outlets that five people died at the scene and one died at the hospital. Melydia Clewell, spokeswoman for the district attorney, confirmed the number.

Police have said the bus crash sent 23 people to area hospitals and 35 schoolchildren were on the bus Monday afternoon.


The school bus was mangled around a tree at the scene. Arnold said the ages of the students ranged from kindergarten through fifth grade.

Tennessee Highway Patrol Col. Tracy Trott of the Tennessee Highway Patrol tweeted that children were among those killed.


At the state Capitol in Nashville, Gov. Bill Haslam called the crash "a tragic event" and offered assistance.

Fletcher said police were interviewing the bus driver to determine what happened.

The bus was carrying students from Woodmore Elementary.

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