13 injured when Grambling St. band buses crash

FORDYCE, Ark. (AP) - A dozen students and a driver where hurt when three buses carrying members of the renowned Grambling State University marching band were involved in a pileup on a highway in southern Arkansas.

Arkansas State Police spokesman Bill Sadler said four buses from the school in north Louisiana were near Fordyce on Friday afternoon when the second bus slowed, resulting in the two trailing buses each hitting the bus ahead. Sadler said none of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening. In all, 126 students were aboard. The injured were taken to a Fordyce hospital.

Grambling is scheduled to play Arkansas-Pine Bluff at 1 p.m. Saturday in Little Rock. Fordyce is about 65 miles south of Little Rock.


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