School bus crashes in northern Illinois

CREATED Apr 5, 2013 - UPDATED: Apr 5, 2013

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WADSWORTH, Ill. (AP) -- Authorities say a school bus carrying more than two dozen elementary school children has overturned in northern Illinois.

The principal at the school says all the children on the bus survived the crash. One person in the SUV has died, and authorities say there are three dozen people who were injured.

Television footage from the scene near the village of Wadsworth shows the bus on its side, with two mangled cars nearby. Debris was scattered in an adjacent farm field.

Lake County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Sgt. Sara Balmes told The Associated Press that there was no immediate word on injuries, although scores of emergency vehicles surrounded the wreck.

The bus was taking 25 children to Newport Elementary School, which is about 45 miles north of Chicago. Victims from the crash were taken to St. Catherine's hospital in Kenosha.

The crash happened around 8 a.m. about a mile from the school, which has some 400 students in kindergarten through 5th grade.