Charter bus tips over after accident on Eastbound I-96

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The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office and Howell Area Fire Department were looking into an accident involving a charter bus Saturday night. 

Authorities tell FOX 2 around 10:30 p.m. crews were dispatched to a motor vehicle crash at Eastbound I-96 and Highland Road

The initial investigation revealed that the bus left the roadway while attempting to negotiate a curve on the off ramp from I-96 eastbound onto Highland Road and tipped on its side. 

The bus was transporting teachers, chaperones and forty-two middle school aged students from Hartland Consolidated Schools returning from a Chicago area school related function. Ten students, six adults, and the bus driver were transported to area hospitals by Livingston County EMS to be treated for non-life threatening injuries sustained in the crash, authorities say. 

All non-injured passengers were transported the Howell Area Fire Department's main fire station where personnel and officials from Hartland Schools, Howell Fire, the Livingston County Sheriff's Office, Livingston County EMS, and St. Joseph Livingston Hospital assisted in the accountability and reunification of students with their parents.

The Livingston County Sheriff's Office and the Howell Area Fire Department were assisted at the scene of the accident by the Michigan State Police and Motor Carrier Division.

Stay with FOX 2 for updates.