1 death reported in tour bus crash in Alabama

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They were returning from a spring break trip to Disney. Interstate 10 was blocked for hours where the accident occurred between Mobile, Alabama, and Pensacola, Florida. The crash involved a passenger bus.

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

The wreck happened in a rural area on the Gulf Coast between Mobile, Alabama, and Pensacola, Florida.

A major interstate in south Alabama is shut down after a bus went off the roadway.

Ollis confirmed during the press conference that the deceased victim was the bus driver.

The bus that returned to the school later in the day was driven past a throng of reporters and into a part of the school campus out of public view. The roof of the bus also appears to be damaged. The agency's records don't indicate fault.

At least one person has been killed after a bus chartered by a Texas school crashed into a ravine on its way home from Disney World. Many others were injured.

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Numerous children were taken by helicopter to emergency rooms, and as of 8:15 a.m., one fatality had been reported.

Interstate 10 (I-10) has been closed following the incident that had reportedly resulted in students being wounded.

The bus plummeted into the 50-foot ravine around 6 a.m. CT and authorities believe about 45 people were on the charter bus bound for Houston. It's not immediately clear what caused the crash. "We pledge our assistance in cooperating with local authorities in the investigation".

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott offered his condolences to those affected by the crash, saying in a statement: "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". They were traveling on a school trip to Disney World in Florida, we're told.

The injured were rushed by medivac and ambulance to several hospitals to be treated for their injuries, Mack said.

WALA said that first responders rappelled into the ravine to rescue passengers.

"At least 12 to 20 people have been injured in the crash". That bus stopped after realizing what happened, but did not allow the students to get off, and eventually continued on to Channelview, a Houston suburb of about 38,000.