School Bus Crash Sends Children to Hospital

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HAZLE TOWNSHIP -- A crash involving two school buses and a tractor-trailer in Luzerne County sent more than 40 people, mostly children, to the hospital on Friday.

Authorities say the crash happened around 10:45 a.m. on southbound Interstate 81 in Hazle Township, near the McAdoo exit. A tractor-trailer crashed into the back of one of the school buses.

Dozens of people were taken to hospitals, including Hazleton General, to be checked out. Most of the injuries appeared to be minor, but one person was flown to a hospital.

Interstate 81 south was closed briefly around mile marker 145 to allow emergency crews to get to the scene, but the highway has since reopened.

Traffic in the area remains backed up.

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