Bus returning from school trip to Disney World crashes into Alabama ravine


A tour bus packed with teens heading home from a high school trip to Disney World plummeted off an Alabama interstate into a ravine Tuesday — leaving one person dead and sending injured passengers to around 10 hospitals.

The crash occurred on Interstate 10 around 20 miles east of Mobile at 5:30 a.m. local time (6:30 a.m. ET), police said.

The single fatality was the driver of the bus, according to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency. The vehicle hit the median, crossed to the wrong side of the highway and careered down a steep slope, ending up overturned about 50 feet down the ravine and underneath a bridge, authorities said.

Image: Alabama Bus crash

A bus carrying students from Texas plunged into an Alabama ravine early Tuesday.