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One dead, 7 injured in Michigan school bus crash

PITTSFIELD TWP, Mich. (CBS/WXYZ) - -

One person is dead and seven others injured following a vehicle crash involving an Ypsilanti school bus on eastbound I-94 Monday morning.

The accident occurred around 10:15 a.m. on eastbound I-94 at US-23 in Pittsfield Township.

Pittsfield Township Fire Department, Ann Arbor Fire Department and Michigan State Police responded to the scene after a SUV rear-ended a disabled Ypsilanti school bus at the eastbound I-94 exit.

The bus was being provided tow assistance for a flat tire. There were no students on the bus at the time, according to the Ypsilanti School District.

Police report that the driver of the vehicle, including three infants inside, were trapped after crashing into the school bus.

The three children were transported to the University of Michigan Mott Children's Hospital in serious condition. Two people were transported to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in critical condition, and the tow truck driver was pronounced dead at the scene. He was reportedly at the rear of the bus when the accident happened. 

According to a release, there were also two additional 'walking wounded' injuries caused from the crash.

Motorists are advised to avoid the area of eastbound i_94, west of US-23, near State Street for the remainder of the day. 


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