MCLEAN COUNTY, IL (KFVS) - Three adults were airlifted to area hospitals and two adults died after a crash on Wednesday, December 5 involving a semi truck and a school bus.
According to officials, a semi truck and school bus collided around 8:32 p.m. on I-74 going westbound at mile point 137.
Officials said school bus passenger 72-year-old Charles Crabtree of Normal, Illinois and the driver of the semi truck died.
According to officials, the semi truck was driven by 34-year-old Ryan E. Hute, of Iowa, who was headed eastbound in the westbound lanes of the roadway. The school bus was driven by a man from Illinois who was going westbound when the semi truck hit the school bus head on.
The school bus had eight juvenile female passengers, all from Illinois.
Officials said three adults were taken by helicopter to area hospitals and all female passengers were taken by ambulance with non-life-threatening injuries.
Next of kin is being notified for the driver of the semi-trailer.
The crash remains under investigation.