Bus Carrying Highland Community College’s Women’s Basketball Team Crashes

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A bus carrying Highland Community College’s Women’s Basketball team crashes in Minnesota — injuring 10 people.

This happened a little before 7 p.m. Saturday on I-94 — near the town of St. Michael. That’s about 30 miles northwest of Minneapolis. Minnesota State Police say the bus driver had a medical episode, sending the bus into the median. It hit multiple trees and a freeway sign before finally coming to rest in the ditch.

The driver and five passengers were transported to the hospital with what police describe as non-life threatening injuries. Those passengers were released from treatment Sunday. Four more people were injured, but did not go to the hospital.

The basketball team was returning from a NJCAA district playoff game against North Dakota State.

Highland Community’s Colleges President, Tim Hood, released the following statement on the crash:

“Our players, coaches, and staff went through such a traumatic incident last night, and we are so thankful for the fast response to the emergency and medical crews who were quickly on the scene to respond. From moments after learning about the incident to right now, we are concentrating on the physical and emotional support to the team following this terrible accident.”

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