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One dead, eleven injured in school bus crash


Eleven students from
Handley High School in
neighboring Randolph
County were injured in
a school bus crash along
Interstate 20 in Talla-
dega County last Tuesday
night. The same accident
also claimed the life of
a 31-year-old Alabama
According to Alabama
State Troopers a school
bus carrying football
players from Handley
High and Middle Schools
collided with a vehicle on
Interstate 20 on Tuesday
night. Around 9:25 p.m.
a Toyota Tacoma crossed
the median on I-20 and
collided with the bus,
as the bus was traveling
The result of the
crash resulted in eight
players and three adults
from Handley suffering
injuries on the school bus.
EMS crews transported
the students by ground
ambulance to Children’s
Hospital in Birmingham.
The driver of the bus was
airlifted to UAB Hospital.
The students injured in
the crash have since been
released from the hospital.
ALEA confirms the
driver of the Toyota Ta-
coma, who has been iden-
tified as Amanda Nicole
Hubbard, 31-years-old,
of Munford was killed
in the crash. The ath-
letes from Handley High
School were returning to
Roanoke after playing a
football game in Leeds,
ALEA says the ac-
cident happened on In-
terstate 20 east near mile
marker 168. The accident
happened near the exit
for Alabama Highway 77
at the Talladega/Lincoln
exit. The roadway was
closed for several hours
after the crash as law en-
forcement investigated the
crash. Few details have
been released about the
crash but it is suspected
the Toyota Tacoma went
airborne and into the top
of the bus when the crash