Bus carrying West Hills High School cheerleading team rear-ended on Interstate 8 in Campo

Team was returning home from game in El Centro

CAMPO, Calif. - Multiple people were hospitalized Friday after a bus was rear-ended on westbound Interstate 8 at the Border Patrol checkpoint in Campo.

The incident occurred just before 11:30 p.m. near Buckman Springs Road.

10News was told the Goldfield Stage tour bus was carrying cheerleaders from West Hills High School, who were returning from a football game at Central High School in El Centro.

Witnesses say the bus, which was stopped, was struck by multiple cars. Further details about the crash were not immediately available.

West Hills High School cheer advisor Leslie Davenport, who was on the bus at the time of the crash, told 10News, "We were hit. Cars just dominoed into us … There was a car directly on our bumper, and a car off to the side and the minivan I remember seeing in the middle lane."

The cheerleaders were transferred to a different bus for the remainder of the trip. They returned to school at about 1:45 a.m.

A Grossmont Unified High School District spokesperson told 10News, "Everyone is OK. Three girls were transported to the hospital as a precaution and released. They were alert and conscious but EMS suggested they be checked out."

Other people who were involved in the crash were taken to a local hospital with minor to moderate injuries.

Westbound I-8 was closed for nearly two hours. It was reopened at about 1:15 a.m.

 

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