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Bus rollover in Illinois blamed on chatty driver

MARION, Ill. (AP) — A tour bus taking people home from a charity event in Chicago ran off a highway in southern Illinois and rolled onto its side when the driver turned around to talk to a passenger, authorities said. Dozens were injured, none critically.

The bus was en route from Chicago to Holly Springs, Miss., with 48 people Sunday night when it struck a guardrail on I-57, slid nearly 70 feet down an embankment and landed on its side, said Robert Ventura, a state police accident reconstructionist.