Driver was killed when bus crashed into ravine

Driver was killed when bus crashed into ravine”

A high school marching band's Spring Break trip to Disney World ended in tragedy early Tuesday when their charter bus returning to Houston, Texas crashed, killing the driver and seriously injuring dozens of passengers.

The charter bus crashed into the median of Interstate 10 before falling approximately 50 feet into a ravine under a suspended bridge at about 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, Baldwin County Sheriff Huey Hoss Mack told reporters.

All of those on board were taken to 10 hospitals in Alabama and Florida, either by helicopter or ambulance, to be checked out or treated.

The cause of the crash is yet to be released. Those who were injured were taken to hospitals in Alabama and Florida.

Channelview High's graduates include University of Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts, who tweeted: "Wow, praying for everyone involved!"

The students were from Channelview High School in the Houston area, local media reported.

A second bus with band students was not involved.

Josh Torres said his 17-year-old sister, Bianca Torres, was sitting at the rear of the bus when the impact of the wreck tossed her forward several rows.

"I pray for a speedy recovery for all those injured, and I am especially grateful for the heroic actions of the Alabama first responders that undoubtedly helped save lives today", Abbott said.

"We are aware of numerous injuries", Ollis said in a statement.

An image of the crash showed the bus had landed on its side.

He said he watched four people being removed from the wreckage, and couldn't hear any yelling or sounds of panic.

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

Baldwin County commissioner Christ Elliott said first responders "are having to rappel down" to access the crash site.

The bus pulled into Channelview High School east of Houston under police escort Tuesday afternoon.

"We offer our heartfelt condolences to his family", First Class Tours, which owns the bus, said in a statement. "We are in contact with law enforcement in Alabama trying to obtain further information".

Here are three things Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration records revealed about the company.

Another bus is thought to have been traveling with this one, but is en route to Texas.

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