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Bus headed to Albany overturns on I-75

ATLANTA (AP) - Police say a charter bus carrying 42 members of the Morehouse College marching band tipped over after it skidded off Interstate 75, injuring several students on their way to a football game.

Henry County police Capt. Jason Bolton says the bus landed on its side in a ditch around 10 a.m. Saturday. Bolton said the driver lost control while trying to avoid another vehicle that was moving into his lane.

Bolton says 13 band members were taken to area hospitals in ambulances with non-life-threatening injuries. The other 29 were also taken to hospitals as a precaution.

The bus was one of three chartered by Morehouse to go to Albany State University for a football game.

Roads were wet from rainy conditions, and Bolton says weather was likely a contributing factor in the accident.

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