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Aditi Avhad, Illinois Megabus Crash Victim, Was India Native, University Of Missouri Student

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The wreckage of a Megabus is removed from the bridge support pilar that it slammed into after blowing a tire, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012 in Litchfield, Ill. Illinois State Police Trooper Doug Francis said at least one person was killed in the afternoon wreck which was traveling from Chicago to Kansas City. He didn't immediately have other details about the death. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam)
The wreckage of a Megabus is removed from the bridge support pilar that it slammed into after blowing a tire, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012 in Litchfield, Ill. Illinois State Police Trooper Doug Francis said at least one person was killed in the afternoon wreck which was traveling from Chicago to Kansas City. He didn't immediately have other details about the death. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam)

LITCHFIELD, Ill. -- A 25-year-old passenger who died in the crash of a double-decker bus in Illinois was a native of India and a graduate student at the University of Missouri.

Aditi R. Avhad was headed to Columbia, Mo., Thursday when the bus slammed into a highway overpass support pillar near Litchfield, about 55 miles northeast of St. Louis.

The school said Friday that Avhad was a graduate student in health administration from Mumbai.

Illinois State Trooper Brad Lemarr says he doesn't know where Avhad was seated on the bus, which was traveling between Chicago and Kansas City.

Thirty-eight people were sent to hospitals with injuries. Officials say some patients were still hospitalized Friday but that no one had life-threatening injuries.

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