Ariz. Tour Bus Crash Kills 5; 16 Injured

January 30, 2009 5:23:45 PM PST
The Arizona Department of Public Safety says a tour bus crashed Friday afternoon on a highway near Hoover Dam, killing at least five passengers and injuring up to 16 others. DPS spokesman Lt. James Warriner says they have confirmed five fatalities on the scene. The injured are being taken to Kingman and Las Vegas hospitals.

A DPS news release says the crash occurred about 4 p.m. Arizona time.

Television news footage shows the bus resting on its side.

Both north and southbound lanes are closed on U.S. 93 at milepost 27 because of the accident.

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