One Dead, Multiple Injuries When Charter Bus Crashes Into I-10 Ravine

One Dead, Multiple Injuries When Charter Bus Crashes Into I-10 Ravine

One Dead, Multiple Injuries When Charter Bus Crashes Into I-10 Ravine

The bus veered into the median separating the two lanes of the highway in the predawn darkness and fell into a 50-foot (15-meter) ravine at about 5:30 a.m. CDT (1030 GMT), said Baldwin County Sheriff Hoss Mack.

The driver died and others were injured after a bus carrying high school band members to Texas from Disney World, crashed into a ravine on the Alabama-Florida line Tuesday.

47 passengers were on board. the driver did not make it and there's no indication that the brakes were used. The district's uperintendent, Greg Ollis, told the Houston Chronicle no students were seriously maimed and no one from the high school was in critical condition.

The bus struck a bridge support when it landed in the ravine, and inspectors need to make sure the bridge is sound before reopening the interstate, he said.

Traffic is being diverted at the 5mm (Hwy 90 exit) on I-10 WB on the Florida side.

The company who owns the buses first tours pledges to help the investigation.

A bus carrying Texas students whose bandmates were involved in the wreck of another bus on Interstate 10 in Alabama has returned to a Houston-area high school.

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She survived the deadly charter bus crash without serious injury, according to her brother.

Torres, a former Channelview High School student, said his family originally couldn't get a hold of Bianca and those moments were absolutely terrifying.

Initial reports have suggested 52 people were on the bus.

Baldwin County Sheriff's Office Major Anthony Lowery said the bus plunged off Interstate 10 into a deep ravine early Tuesday and multiple helicopters responded.

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration records show that in the past two years, First Class Tours has been involved in four other crashes, including a fatal crash in Houston in May 2017.

Mack said several injured people were taken to 10 hospitals in Baldwin County, the Alabama cities of Mobile, Daphne and Fairhope, and Pensacola, Florida. "Thank God they were alive but (they) had to take them on (a) helicopter", he said in an interview conducted by instant messages. The interstate was closed for hours as officials rescued the victims.

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