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In an Illinois school bus crash, three children and two adults lose their lives.

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Today, a terrible school bus accident in Illinois claimed the lives of five people, including three small children. The incident in Schuyler County, close to Rushville, happened around 11:30 a.m. local time and shocked the neighborhood.

Authorities claim that after the school bus and the semi-truck carrying sand collided, both cars caught fire. Investigations are presently underway to determine the cause of the collision, which has been reported as the bus unexpectedly veering into oncoming traffic.

The victims include David Coufal (72), Angela Spiker (57), Andrew Miller (3), Maria Miller (5), and Noah Driscoll (3). The Schuyler-Industry Schools community is in shock over their loss, and condolences are coming in from all directions.

Schuyler-Industry Schools declared the cancellation of classes for Tuesday and Wednesday, expressing their sorrow over the awful loss. They guaranteed that teachers and students would have access to counselors and other personnel to assist in overcoming the emotional fallout from the event.

Schuyler County Sheriff Bill Redshaw described the collision as a “devastating tragedy,” highlighting the significant consequences of such a loss of life.

In an effort to shed light on the circumstances behind the disaster, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has sent a team to investigate alongside Illinois State Police in reaction to the tragedy.

Thoughts and prayers are still being sent to the families impacted by this unfathomable loss as the community grieves the lives lost in this tragic incident.

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