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Charter bus carrying high school band students crashes off interstate

Charter bus carrying high school band students crashes off interstate

The bus was carrying students returning from a trip to Walt Disney World in Florida, Malone said.

Elliot said that the wounded were transported to three hospitals in Mobile, Alabama, and Pensacola, Florida, as well as a free-standing emergency room in Baldwin County.

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

The crash occurred about 20 miles east of Mobile, Alabama at around 6am.

The sheriff said it wasn't immediately clear what caused the bus to enter the grassy median, which abruptly ends at a steep embankment where the interstate passes over Cowpen Creek.

Rescuers had to repel down into the ravine to reach the bus, and some passengers were evacuated using ropes, Mack said. "The fire department and officers are having to rappel down into the area to get into it". "Some were carried out by either deputies or other law enforcement", Sheriff Huey Hoss Mack said.

Mike Burke, a spokesman at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, Florida, said about 20 patients had been brought to the hospital by ambulance and helicopter, "and more are on the way".

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

An Alabama state trooper tells the Associated Press that the driver was killed in the crash.

He said: "There's at least one confirmed fatality at this point".

Officials said the Baldwin County Emergency Management Agency facility in Robertsdale, Alabama, would be used as a staging area to reunite non-injured passengers with families. An image of the wreckage shows the crumpled bus landed on its side, reportedly more than 50 feet below the shoulder of the highway. He also said officials from the National Transportation Safety Board were on their way to the crash scene. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott tweeted, "Please join Cecilia & me in prayer and support for the Channelview students harmed by this bus crash".

Channelview ISD confirms the tour bus that crashed into a ravine in Alabama this morning was carrying band students from Channelview High School.

They were traveling on a school trip to Disney World in Florida, we're told.


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