October 19, 2012 in Nation/World

1 dead, 4 seriously injured in Arizona bus crash

Associated Press
 

KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) — A tour bus careened off the road and crashed in northwest Arizona late Friday, killing the driver and leaving at least four passengers with serious injuries, authorities said.

About 45 other passengers were less seriously hurt and not all of them required hospital treatment, the Arizona Highway Patrol said.

The crash occurred shortly before 8 p.m. PDT on Highway 93 near the Nevada state line, about 40 miles southeast of Las Vegas.

The bus was northbound when it went off the road. No other vehicles were involved.

“We believed the driver experienced some sort of the medical condition and he just went off the road,” the patrol said.

The four to five seriously injured passengers were flown to hospitals.

The patrol statement said officers were trying to determine what happened to the bus after it went off the roadway. The front end was heavily damaged.

The highway near the crash site, about 50 miles northwest of Kingman, was reduced to one lane of traffic.

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