Bus crashes into bridge; kills 1, injures 32

By Web Producer
By NBC News

August 2, 2012 Updated Oct 26, 2013 at 12:53 AM CDT

LITCHFIELD, Ill. -- One is dead and 32 injured after a double-decker charter bus crashed into a bridge support on I-55 near Litchfield.

Emergency crews arrived on the scene to find a Mega Bus had crashed into a concrete pillar supporting an overpass, resulting in the closure of both and southbound lanes of Interstate 55.

NBC Chicago reports the bus lost control after it blew a tire.

Illinois State Police say at least 18 ambulances and three Medivac helicopters were called to the scene.

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