Driver dead after bus carrying students home from Disney World crashes

One person died and several others were injured Tuesday morning after a chartered bus fell off an embankment on Interstate 10 near the Alabama-Florida line, according to multiple reports. The bus was carrying students home to Texas after a high school spring break trip to Florida’s Disney World.


  1. Update Mar 13, 2018 5:49 PM EDT: The driver of the bus that crashed into a 60-foot ravine in Alabama has now been identified. The company that operated the bus, First Class Tours, identified the driver as longtime employee Harry Caligone, according to CNN.
  2. "We are deeply saddened for this loss. We offer our heartfelt condolences to his family," the bus company said in a statement..
  3. Students on the bus described a harrowing experience and how they tried to help band mates, who were stuck under their seats, KTRK-TV reported.
  4. Update Mar 13, 2018 11:34 AM EDT: Alabama State Troopers told WEAR that the person killed in Tuesday morning's deadly bus crash on Interstate 10 in south Alabama was the bus driver.

    The driver's name has not been released. No other fatalities were reported, although several others were injured. reported that the tour bus was taking students from Texas's Channelview High School back home after a trip to Florida' Disney World when it crashed around 5:30 a.m., falling about 50 to 60 feet into a ravine.

    One person was in critical condition after the accident. Five others were in serious condition, Baldwin County Sheriff Huey Hoss Mack told WKRG.
  5. Update Mar 13, 2018 10:48 AM EDT: A tour bus crash claimed the life of one person and left several others injured, Baldwin County Sheriff Huey Hoss Mack told WKRG.

    One of the injured people was in critical condition while five others were in serious condition after the crash. Several other people suffered minor injuries, the sheriff said.

    A tour bus chartered for a Texas high school's spring break field trip crashed around 5:30 a.m., falling about 50 to 60 feet into a ravine, reported. About 45 students were on the bus, including members of the Channelview High School band, based in Channelview, Texas.

    The students were returning from a trip to Florida's Disney World, reported.

    It was not immediately clear whether the person killed was a student.
  6. Update Mar 13, 2018 8:41 AM EDT: There were at least 45 people on-board a tour bus that went over an embankment on Interstate 10 on Tuesday morning, according to multiple reports.

    Authorities told WEAR that 52 people were on-board when the bus crashed near the Alabama-Florida line. Law enforcement officials told WKRG 45 people were on the bus.

    As many as 20 people suffered "significant injuries" in the accident, WKRG reported.

    Officials told WEAR that the bus was chartered and traveling from Houston.
  7. Update Mar 13, 2018 8:05 AM EDT: According to WKRG's Katarina Luketich, multiple people were injured in the Tuesday morning crash, which closed down I-10 eastbound. She added that "multiple helicopters responded" to the scene.

    The crash happened around mile marker 57, the Baldwin County Sheriff's Office in Alabama told WKRG.
  8. Check back for updates to this developing story.