At Least 1 Dead After Charter Bus Crashes Into Alabama Ravine

Bus crash shuts down I-10 near Alabama Florida line

A charter bus carrying Texas high school band members home from Disney World plunged into an Alabama ravine before dawn on Tuesday, killing the driver and injuring many passengers.

Baldwin County Sheriff Hoss Mack says one person is dead, one in critical condition and 5 people are in serious 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.

The interstate was closed down in both directions after the crash.

According to a Texas Peace Officer's Crash Report, one of the company buses failed to yield the right of way in May 2017 in Houston, fatally striking a pedestrian in a crosswalk as the bus turned left.

"We offer our heartfelt condolences to his family", First Class Tours, which owns the bus, said in a statement.

"A charter bus transporting Channelview High School band students was involved in an accident on Interstate 10 in Alabama early this morning".

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.

The bus was one of two carrying students and chaperones home from the trip.

The crash happened between Mobile, AL, and Pensacola, FL, and shut down Interstate 10 while rescuers spent several hours extracting passengers from the bus and out of the ravine.

He said he looked down to see the bus lying on its side near the base of a concrete embankment, its front end crumpled.

In a statement, the company said: "Our prayers are with the injured and their families at this time".

The person killed was the driver of the bus, said Capt. John Malone, who commands state troopers in the Mobile district.

"All that she remembers is that she felt a bump, then a crash and then the bus flipping onto its side", Torres said. It arrived at the high school there Tuesday afternoon with a police escort.

The bus was traveling eastbound from Texas when it crashed on I-10, Anthony Lowery of the Baldwin County Sheriff's Office told ABC News.

Mack said about 45 people were on board, and were brought to 10 hospitals in Alabama and Florida.

Safety records for the company obtained by WKRG show they've been involved in four crashes in the last two years, including one other fatal incident.

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