Bus Carrying Texas Students Crashes into Ravine in Baldwin County

Rescue crews look down on a charter bus after a deadly crash on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, in Loxley, Ala. The bus carrying Texas high school band members home from Disney World plunged into a ravine before dawn Tuesday. (AP Photo/Dan Anderson)

An Alabama state trooper says a tour bus driver was killed when a tour bus carrying Texas high school students home from a Disney World trip plunged into a ravine in the Baldwin County town of Loxley.

Many others were injured in the Tuesday morning crash near the Alabama-Florida line on Interstate 10. About 45 people were aboard the bus.

Baldwin County Sheriff Huey Hoss Mack says the bus entered the median on Interstate 10 and then fell into the 50-foot ravine. It wasn’t immediately clear why


WKRG-TV is reporting that 12 to 20 people have been injured.

Sheriff Huey Moss Mack says both lanes on the interstate have been closed. Traffic has been diverted and Alabama State troopers are asking people to avoid the area.

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