Tour Bus Driver Dead, Six Badly Hurt In Crash Near Grand Canyon


Posted on 20th October 2012 by gjohnson in Uncategorized

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A bus carrying Australian tourists crashed near the Arizona-Nevada border Friday when its driver suffered a fatal heart attack, according to The Arizona Republic. Six passengers suffered head injuries, but they were reportedly not life threatening.

The tour bus driven by Ronnie Sparks, 52, of Las Vegas drove off U.S. 93 and then fell down an embankment shortly before 8 p.m., in Willow Beach, Ariz., The Republic reported. He was declared dead at the scene.

There were 48 Australian tourists on the bus, and six were sent to the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada. Other passengers were treated at Kingman Regional Medical Center and released.

The bus is owned by Silver State Trailways, and was coming back to Las Vegas after taking the Australians to the Grand Canyon, according to The Republic.


Six Killed in Arizona Bus Crash


Posted on 6th March 2010 by gjohnson in Uncategorized

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Six people died and at least another 15 were injured in a bus crash Friday south of Phoenix on Interstate 10.

The charter bus struck another vehicle and rolled over on the highway, ejecting several passengers. Four women and two men were killed in the accident.

The eight of the injured were treated at Maricopa Medical Center for injuries such as bleeding of the brain, broken spines, broken legs, broken ribs and broken pelvises.

The bus had left from Zacatecas, Mexico, stopped at El Paso, Texas, and was in transit to Los Angeles.

The Arizona Republic reported that the bus, owned by Tierra Santa Tours, had $5 million in insurance policies that were cancelled in July and November.