At least one person was killed when a bus filled with multiple students crashed into a ravine in Baldwin County, Alabama.
There were 45 passengers from the high school’s band on board, and 20 have been taken to the hospital after sustaining serious injuries. One person is reported dead.
The company that owned the bus used, First Class Tours, released a statement, where they confirmed the driver had died.
“Our prayers are with the injured and their families at this time. We pledge our assistance in cooperating with local authorities in the investigation,” the statement read.
According to WKRG-TV, this is the fourth crash the bus company had been involved in during the past two years.
The chartered bus was leaving Disney World in the early morning of March 13, and en route to their homes in Houston, Texas.
“The students are from Channelview High School,” Mark Kramer, spokesman for the Channelview Independent School District, said. “At this time, details are limited. We are in contact with law enforcement in Alabama trying to obtain further information.”
Baldwin County Sheriff Huey Hoss Mack said the crash was “in the dark of night, and we are down in a ravine next to a creek. He added that “it was a large scale effort,” with a significant amount of emergency dispatchers arriving on the scene to evacuate all of the passengers.