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This photo from video provided by KSDK-TV NewsCenter5 in St. Louis, shows the scene near Litchfield, Ill., where a double-decker Megabus struck a concrete bridge pillar along Interstate 55 in southern Illinois. (Aug. 2, 2012)

Megabus crash in Illinois

A packed double-decker Megabus blew a tire and slammed into a concrete bridge support pillar on an Illinois interstate Thursday, leaving at least one person dead and more than two dozen others injured, officials said.

First responders work the scene of a charter
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First responders work the scene of a charter bus crash on Interstate 55 near Litchfield, Ill. (Aug. 2, 2012)

Two helicopters are parked on the northbound lanes
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Two helicopters are parked on the northbound lanes near the scene of a charter bus crash on Interstate 55 near Litchfield, Ill. Illinois State Police say at least one person has died after the double-decker Megabus carrying 81 passengers blew a tire and slammed head-on into a concrete bridge support pillar. (Aug. 2, 2012)

The wreckage of a Megabus is removed from
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The wreckage of a Megabus is removed from the bridge support pilar that it slammed into after blowing a tire in Litchfield, Ill. (Aug. 2, 2012)

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This photo from video provided by KSDK-TV NewsCenter5
(Credit: AP )

This photo from video provided by KSDK-TV NewsCenter5 in St. Louis, shows emergency vehicles at the scene near Litchfield, Ill., where a double-decker Megabus traveling from Chicago to Kansas City struck a concrete bridge pillar along Interstate 55 in southern Illinois. (Aug. 2, 2012)

First responders work the scene of a charter
(Credit: AP)

First responders work the scene of a charter bus crash on Interstate 55 near Litchfield, Ill. (Aug. 2, 2012)

In this photo from video provided by KSDK-TV
(Credit: AP )

In this photo from video provided by KSDK-TV NewsCenter5 in St. Louis, first responders work the scene of a charter bus crash on Interstate 55 near Litchfield, Ill. (Aug. 2, 2012)

First responders wheel a crash victim to a
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First responders wheel a crash victim to a waiting ambulance at the scene of a charter bus crash on Interstate 55 near Litchfield, Ill. (Aug. 2, 2012)

First responders work the scene of a charter
(Credit: AP )

First responders work the scene of a charter bus crash on Interstate 55 near Litchfield, Ill. (Aug. 2, 2012)

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First responders work the scene of a charter
(Credit: AP)

First responders work the scene of a charter bus crash on Interstate 55 near Litchfield, Ill. (Aug. 2, 2012)

This photo from video provided by KSDK-TV NewsCenter5
(Credit: AP)

This photo from video provided by KSDK-TV NewsCenter5 in St. Louis, shows the scene near Litchfield, Ill., where a double-decker Megabus struck a concrete bridge pillar along Interstate 55 in southern Illinois. (Aug. 2, 2012)

This photo from video provided by KSDK-TV NewsCenter5
(Credit: AP)

This photo from video provided by KSDK-TV NewsCenter5 in St. Louis, shows the scene near Litchfield, Ill., where a double-decker Megabus struck a concrete bridge pillar along Interstate 55 in southern Illinois. (Aug. 2, 2012)

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