Bus carrying high school students crashes into ravine

At least one person was killed when a bus carrying Houston-area band students drove into a 50-foot ravine in Alabama

A charter bus filled with students reportedly plunged into an Alabama ravine Tuesday morning, leaving numerous people injured.

An Alabama state trooper confirmed the person killed was the bus driver.

A spokesman for Channelview ISD confirmed that the bus was chartered by the district and was bringing students home from a trip to Disney World.

Baldwin County Sheriff Huey Hoss Mack says the bus entered the median on Interstate 10 and then fell into the 50-foot ravine.

The Sheriff's Office said injured people were taken to hospitals in Baldwin County as well as Pensacola. Of the injured, one was listed in critical condition, five were listed in serious condition and the others had minor injuries, authorities said.

An image of the wreckage shows the crumpled bus landed on its side, far below the pavement.

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

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Mike Burke from Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, Florida, said that hospital received approximately 20 patients from the accident.

The bus was returning to Houston, Texas after a school trip when the incident occurred around 6 a.m., WKRG reported.

The Alabama Department of Transportation announced that eastbound traffic on I-10 was being diverted at Exit 44.

A hotline was set up for Texas family members to call for a status update: 251-972-6807. A special crane will be needed to lift the bus out of the ravine.

A First Class Tours charter bus carrying high school band students from Channelview, Texas, lies in a ravine where it crashed off I-10 in Baldwin County, Alabama. "We pledge our assistance in cooperating with local authorities in the investigation", they said in a statement to KHOU.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued a statement saying that he and his wife Cecilia are heartbroken by the news.

"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.



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