Multiple Deaths in Chattanooga School Bus Crash

By The Associated Press
The Associated Press
The Associated Press
November 21, 2016 Updated: November 21, 2016

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.—Chattanooga police are reporting multiple deaths in an elementary school bus crash.

In a news conference Monday, Assistant Chief Tracy Arnold said there were multiple fatalities but did not confirm the exact number. Police have said the bus crash sent 23 people to area hospitals and 35 schoolchildren were on the bus Monday afternoon.

The school bus was mangled around a tree at the scene. Arnold said the ages of the students ranged from kindergarten through fifth grade.