WEST LIBERTY, W.Va.¬†—¬†Twenty-six members of an Ohio high school football team were treated at two Wheeling-based hospitals for various injuries suffered in a school bus crash on state Route 88 in West Virginia’s Northern Panhandle Thursday evening.

The students from Buckeye Local High School were on their way to watch the West Liberty University football practice when the bus driver lost control of the bus and hit a tree.

The crash, which took place at about 5:30 p.m., happened about a mile south of West Liberty, West Virginia troopers said.

Wheeling Hospital treated 16 of the patients for various injuries and 10 more were taken to Ohio Valley Medical Center. Most were treated and released.

Speed may have been a factor in the crash, authorities said.

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