Thursday, 21 June, 2018


1 dead after school bus plunges into Alabama ravine

Multiple injuries were reported Tuesday morning after a charter bus carrying high school band members crashed into a ravine on Interstate 10 near the Alabama Florida line according to media reports 1 dead after school bus plunges into Alabama ravine
Bennie Garza | 13 March, 2018, 21:08

The interstate was closed down in both directions as the injured were flown to hospitals including emergency rooms in Mobile and Pensacola, Florida, plus a free-standing emergency room in rural Baldwin County, said Chris Elliott, a Baldwin County commissioner who helped out at the county emergency management center following the crash.

Major Anthony Lowery with Baldwin County Sheriff's Office tells News 5 multiple helicopters are responding to an accident involving a bus on I-10 near mile marker 57.

One person was killed and multiple injuries were reported Tuesday morning (March 13) after a charter bus carrying high school band members crashed into a ravine on Interstate 10 near the Alabama-Florida line, according to media reports.

All of the passengers of the bus have been accounted for.

Initial reports have suggested 52 people were on the bus.

Malone said two or three passengers had to be cut out of the bus to be freed.

Baldwin County Sheriff Huey "Hoss" Mack said the bus was carrying 45 people.

The bus fell about 50 feet and was crushed on impact below the bridge, trapping students and staff inside.

Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola confirmed on its website that it had received 18 patients from the bus wreck on Tuesday.

Mack told AL.com that there was once critical injury and five serious injuries. Thirteen of have been released.

"The bus came to rest on one side down in the ravine".

A hotline was set up for Texas family members to call for a status update: 251-972-6807.

A charter tour bus that was transporting Texas band students home from a trip to Disney World lies where it crashed off I-10 in Alabama. The other bus continued on to Texas. He also said officials from the National Transportation Safety Board were on their way to the crash scene.

According to Loxley Police, I-10 eastbound is shut down because a tour bus has fallen off a ravine. A special crane will be needed to lift the bus out of the ravine. "We pledge our assistance in cooperating with local authorities in the investigation", they said in a statement to KHOU.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott offered his condolences over the crash.

"Prayers and thoughts are with our families", company officials said.

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