Terrible news out of Arkansas as one child is dead and 40 other people are hurt -- many of them children -- after a bus carrying a youth football team crashed along I-30 overnight.

The accident happened around 2:40 am west of Benton in Saline County.

Authorities said that more than 20 people were rushed to hospitals in Little Rock and Benton. Arkansas Children's Hospitals says they're treating 20 patients.

The bus was traveling from Texas to Memphis following a youth football championship game in Dallas over the weekend.

According to reports, the bus was in an embankment off the highway. Arkansas State Police confirmed that the bus drove off the highway and overturned.

The bus driver is alive and is being questioned by law enforcement.