Firefighters work to extricate people from a bus crash Saturday in Indianapolis.
(Photo: Michelle Pemberton, Indianapolis Star)
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The Indianapolis Fire Department says three people were killed when a bus carrying teens from a church camp crashed on a busy thoroughfare near Interstate 465.
The bus was carrying 40 passengers who are members of Colonial Hill Baptist Church and were returning from camp when the crash happened Saturday afternoon.
Indianapolis Fire Department spokesman Lt. Rita Burris confirms the deaths and says survivors were being taken to area hospitals. Those injured include children and adults.
Some of the victims were taken from the scene by helicopter.
An Indiana Department of Transportation camera showed the bus overturned on its side.
Roads near the scene were closed, and hazmat crews were in the area cleaning up diesel fuel that spilled.