The NTSB at Scene of Deadly Ohio Interstate Crash
The accident involved a semi and a busload of high school students
A National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) team was planning to start work Wednesday at the scene of a deadly highway crash in Ohio involving a charter bus filled with high school students that left six people dead and 18 injured.
NTSB Chair Jennifer Homendy said the team would be looking for cameras and other evidence from the five vehicles involved in Tuesday's crash on westbound Interstate 70 in Licking County, about 26 miles (42 kilometers) east of Columbus. Homendy said the team will likely be in the area for five to seven days; a preliminary report would likely be issued within the next few weeks.
Homendy said there was "conflicting information" about the sequence of events that led to the chain-reaction crash, which also involved an SUV and a semitruck. The Pioneer Trails charter bus was carrying students and chaperones from the Tuscarawas Valley Local School District in eastern Ohio.
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