Bus carrying high school band students crashes in Alabama: School district


Bus carrying high school band students crashes in Alabama: School district

According to Loxley Police, I-10 eastbound is shut down because a tour bus has fallen off a ravine.

17-year-old Bianca Torres plays percussion for the Channelview High School Band.

A video of the crash showed a bus on its side in a grassy aqueduct as rescuers with flashlights scoured the area. One image showing happy band members at Disney World was posted only hours before the crash. Caligone, the driver killed in Tuesday's crash, was not involved in the other accidents. The roof of the bus also appears to be damaged. Another bus carrying the majority of the students immediately turned around to render aid. The driver died and about three dozen others went to hospitals.

Seven to eight medevac helicopters were used to take the injured to area hospitals, including University of South Alabama Hospital, AL.com reported.

Robyn Bradley Bryan, a spokeswoman for the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, said in an e-mail that there were "multiple injuries" in the early morning crash. Interstate 10 was blocked for hours where the accident occurred between Mobile, Alabama, and Pensacola, Florida.

The bus was charted by Channelview High School, which released a statement to the Houston Chronicle after the horrifying incident.

The bus was one of two traveling to Houston from Florida. Many others were injured. KPRC reports that safety records indicate the company has had four crashes in the last two years. All the passengers had been accounted for on Tuesday morning. He estimated there were about 45 people on the bus. Authorities are still investigating the cause.

"We are aware of numerous injuries", Ollis said in a statement. The crash happened at about 5:30 a.m., crunching the bus and leaving the passengers exposed to chilly temperatures.

According Baldwin County Sheriff's Office, a charter bus transporting Channelview High School band students and staff was involved in a major crash along Interstate 10 in Alabama.

A TOUR bus reportedly carrying more than 50 people has careered off an embankment near the Alabama-Florida state line.

Rescue crews work at the scene of a deadly charter bus crash on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, in Loxley, Ala.

First Class Tours Inc., the bus operator, identified Caligone as a longtime driver with the company.

Baldwin County Sheriff Huey Hoss Mack confirmed the death Tuesday morning while talking to new reporters. Local news media put the number at 12 to 20.

First responders had to use ropes to rappel down the ravine to reach the injured and then use equipment to cut out them out.

It happened around 5:30.



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