A football weekend turns to tragedy for Tennessee all-stars
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — It was a fun and competitive weekend for a young group of all-stars as they visited Texas and represented Memphis, Tennessee, in a weekend football tournament.
In coach Matt King’s words, “they had a blast.”
But the glow of a successful tournament turned to tragedy when the charter bus carrying players coaches rolled off an interstate and overturned in Arkansas in the early morning darkness Monday. Authorities are investigating what caused the crash, which occurred in clear, dry weather.
The elementary school-aged children were returning home after playing in the Dallas area.
A coroner confirmed that 9-year-old Kameron Johnson was killed. Forty-five other players and coaches were injured in the crash along Interstate 30 near Benton in central Arkansas.