A bus transporting a youth marching band crashed on Monday, June 6, 2011.
The bus was travelling on Interstate 80, near Minden, Iowa, from Wyoming to Indiana when it blew a tire around 7:45 a.m., skidded off the interstate and landed on its side in a field.
Most of the passengers were asleep when the crash occurred, according to a passenger on the bus. After the crash the passengers climbed out the escape hatch.
38 passengers were injured in the crash but no one sustained life-threatening injuries. All of the injured parties were taken to hospitals in Omaha, Nebraska and Council Bluffs, Iowa.
The driver was flown to an Omaha hospital with serious injuries but was released from the hospital late Monday morning.
The youth marching band, the Troopers Drum and Bugle Corps, travel around the country performing during the summer months. Members range in age from 14 to 21. The band boarded a new bus early Monday afternoon and resumed its trip to Indianapolis.
Wearing a sling on her left arm, Portis recalled that she was briefly pinned under two other people who were thrown on top of her in the crash.
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