More than 20 Mississippi students hospitalized in bus crash

MCCARLEY, Miss. (AP) — A bus has fallen onto its side on a busy Mississippi highway, causing more than 20 high school students to be hospitalized.

Mississippi Highway Patrol spokesman Sgt. Ronnie Shive told The Greenwood Commonwealth that one student had severe injuries from the Monday crash. Shive said 20 others taken to hospitals had bruises and abrasions. No other vehicles were involved.

Greenwood school district spokeswoman Margaret Dean says the bus was carrying 40 students and three football coaches back to Greenwood from a camp in Starkville.

Strachan says the bus turned onto its side on U.S. 82 between Winona and Carrollton in central Mississippi.

Dean says the bus was being driven by head coach Clinton Gatewood. Authorities say an initial investigation shows Gatewood lost control of the bus and it flipped.

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Information from: The Greenwood Commonwealth, http://www.gwcommonwealth.com

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