TOLEDO, Wash. — A school bus carrying a high school soccer team flew off Interstate 5 Tuesday night and came to rest about 75 feet down an embankment.
Lewis County firefighters said after they received a call about the crash at 10:05 p.m., they found the bus positioned with its wheels down at the bottom of the exit 63 Interchange embankment at State Route 505 and I-5.
The bus was carrying members of the Toledo-Winlock High School Soccer Club, who were returning from a game from the
Vancouver, Wash., area.
In addition to the driver, 32 players, two managers and two coaches were on board.
Some of the victims suffered superficial injuries and did not require transportation to the hospital. Additional buses from the Winlock and Toledo school districts were called to transport the students to their respective schools.
The cause of the crash is under investigation by the Washington State Patrol.
Firefighters said the driver should be credited for keeping the bus upright and preventing a more serious crash.
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