Bus Crash Sends Passengers to the Hospital


Rantoul- A bus crash sends four people to the hospital Saturday.

State police said, a motor coach bus crashed on I-57 in Rantoul around 1:29 p.m.

Bennie Askew, 74, was driving near mile post 250 when police said, he fell asleep. Askew left the roadway, woke up before veering into the southbound lanes and then hit the median.

The bus was carrying 53 passengers. Four people were taken to Carle hospital and Provena.

They were treated and released.

Police said, the driver was charged with improper lane usage and driving while fatigued.

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