LITCHFIELD, Ill. - Illinois State Police say one person has died after a double-decker Megabus crashed into a concrete bridge support pillar in Illinois.
Authorities say 25-year-old Aditi R. Avhad was killed in the Thursday afternoon wreck. Avhad was a graduate student at the University of Missouri.
Avhad was headed to Columbia, Mo., when the bus slammed into an interstate bridge support pillar Thursday near Litchfield. Dozens were sent to hospitals with injuries. It's not clear how many remained hospitalized early Friday.
Illinois State Trooper Brad Lemarr said he didn't know where Avhad was seated on the bus, which was traveling between Chicago and Kansas City.
Investigators are looking into reports from passengers that a tire blew just before the crash.
Some hospital officials said early Friday they still were treating patients, though none were reporting any of the injuries to be life-threatening.
Troopers had reported that 38 people were taken to hospitals for injuries. There were 81 passengers on board the bus.
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