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Huntsville remembers fatal Lee High bus crash

First responders and volunteers worked together to help those injured in the crash. First responders and volunteers worked together to help those injured in the crash.
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

Wednesday marked the seventh anniversary of the Lee High bus crash.

On Nov. 20, 2006, bus number 5037 from Lee High School, headed to the Huntsville Center for Technology, plunged from I-565 to the gravel below. In that wreck four students were killed and nearly 40 others were injured

Huntsville's Chief Paramedic Don Webster was one of the first to arrive to the gravelly area beside Clinton Street, where the bus landed nose-first.

"It was a catastrophic disaster here in the city of Huntsville that day," Webster recalled.

All 40 students on the bus, the bus driver, and the two people in the car that collided with the bus were transported to area hospitals for treatment and care.

It's was a situation Webster said he hopes the city never has to experience again.

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