Columbus Cottonmouths head coach speaks after bus crash

Updated: Jan. 20, 2017 at 8:57 PM EST
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(Source: WHOI/WEEK-TV)
(Source: WHOI/WEEK-TV)

PEORIA, IL (WTVM) – Columbus Cottonmouths head coach Jerome Bechard speaks out for the first time since the team's bus crash.

In an interview with WHOI/WEEK-TV's Jim Mattson, Coach Bechard gets emotional talking about the accident.

The team was traveling to Peoria, IL for a hockey game when the bus they were on crashed Thursday afternoon around 1.

All the players were released from the hospital except for goalie Brandon Jaegar and the bus driver, but neither suffered life-threatening injuries.

More coming up tonight on News Leader 9 on Fox 54 at 10 p.m. ET and on News Leader 9 at 11 p.m. ET.

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