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School bus overturns in Indiana with high school basketball team on board

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DEMOTTE, Ind. (AP) - A northwest Indiana high school basketball coach has been airlifted to a hospital after a bus carrying 27 players and staff overturned on an interstate.

School officials said Saturday the Griffith High School boys basketball team was traveling to a state semifinal game in Lafayette when the rollover occurred on Interstate 65 near DeMotte.

Superintendent Peter Morikis says "several of our players and coaches were injured." He says everyone on the bus was taken to one of three local hospitals.

Indiana State Police Sgt. Alan Jamerson says there were no serious injuries.

Morikis says freshman coach David Garrett was taken to a hospital in Kankakee, Illinois. He was later airlifted to University of Chicago Hospital. Morikis didn't describe his injuries.

Indiana State Police Sgt. Ann Wojas says the crash was caused by the driver of another car who spilled a drink on herself and sideswiped the bus.

Wojas says 23-year-old Dominique T. Small of Terre Haute was southbound on Interstate 65 Saturday when the lid of her drink came off.

Small tried to grab it and lost control of her car, then sideswiped the bus as it traveled in the adjacent southbound lane near DeMotte.

Saturday's game has been postponed.

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