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Three school buses carrying high school football players crash in Ohio

Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Eight people were hospitalized after three school buses transporting high school football players crashed in southern Ohio on Friday, authorities said.

According to Ohio State Highway Police, the crash involving a trio of buses from the same school district occurred just before 5:30 p.m. in the northbound lanes of Interstate 75 in West Chester Township, Ohio, located about 20 miles north of Cincinnati.

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The three buses were traveling in the right lane when the lead school bus stopped abruptly, leading to a chain reaction crash involving all three of the buses.

One of the buses was carrying the Colerain, Ohio, High School football team, which was on their way to a game against Mason, Ohio, High School. Officials said seven players and one coach were transported to local hospitals.

Officials confirmed all victim injuries were non-life threatening.

The game was delayed but still played. Colerain ultimately lost 14-7 to Mason in the game.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is still investigating the cause of the crash.

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