UPDATE: Girls' team expected to head home after W.Va. bus crash

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RALEIGH COUNTY, W.Va (WSAZ, AP) - UPDATE: 02/03/19 10:25 P.M.

A West Virginia girls' high school basketball team is expected to return home a day after its charter bus rolled over.

Berkeley County School officials say in a statement 14 people taken to hospitals Saturday night were medically cleared. The bus carrying the Martinsburg High team was leaving the Big Atlantic Classic tournament in Beckley when the accident occurred along an Interstate 64 entrance ramp.

Gov. Jim Justice and his staff provided lodging for the players and their families. Justice also is the girls' coach at Greenbrier East High School, which defeated Martinsburg in the tournament earlier Saturday.

The statement says the team planned to head back to Martinsburg on Sunday.

Police haven't released a cause of the accident.

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ORIGINAL STORY: 02/03/19 3:32 P.M.

All 16 people injured in the crash of a charter bus carrying the Martinsburg High School girls basketball team have been released from the hospital.

The bus rolled over on I-64 near exit 124.

According to Berkeley County Schools, all players transported to Beckley area hospitals on Saturday night have been “medically cleared.” That included a player taken by helicopter for treatment in Charleston.

The player and her coach returned to a hotel to be reunited with their team.

According to Raleigh county dispatch, numerous police and sheriff's departments responded to the accident. A call to all available E.M.S vehicles in the region was issued as well.

The team had been participating in the Big Atlantic Classic in Beckley over the week and were on their way home when the accident happened.



 
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