Multiple Injuries after Tour Bus Overturns in Virginia

Tour bus overturns onto its roof shutting down Interstate 95

 

 
 
 

| Tuesday, May 31, 2011

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Four Dead in Virginia Bus Rollover

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Many Injured When Bus Overturns in Virginia

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BOWLING GREEN, Va. (AP) — The Virginia State Police says four people are dead and there are multiple injuries after a tour bus overturned on Interstate 95 in Caroline County.

Caroline County, VA MCI Dispatch Audio, AlertPage

State police spokeswoman Corinne Geller says the commercial tour bus ran off the road and turned onto its roof about a quarter mile south of the Carmel Church exit. The accident was reported to state police at 4:55 a.m. Tuesday.

Geller says police haven't determined how many people were on the bus, which can hold 59 passengers. The injured were taken to hospitals in Richmond and Fredericksburg.

The bus' destination hasn't been released. The cause of the crash hasn't been determined.

The Virginia Department of Transportation says the northbound lanes are expected to remain closed at mile marker 104 for several hours.



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Many Injured When Bus Overturns in Virginia

Four Dead in Virginia Bus Rollover

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Four Dead in Virginia Bus Rollover

Rescue personnel work on a bus that overturned Tuesday, May 31, 2011, in Bowling Green, Va. The commercial tour bus went off Interstate 95 in Virginia and flipped on its roof before dawn Tuesday, killing four people and injuring many more, state police said. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)


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Four Dead in Virginia Bus Rollover

Rescue personnel work on a bus that overturned Tuesday, May 31, 2011, in Bowling Green, Va. The commercial tour bus went off Interstate 95 in Virginia and flipped on its roof before dawn Tuesday, killing four people and injuring many more, state police said. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)


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Four Dead in Virginia Bus Rollover

Rescue personnel work on a bus that overturned Tuesday, May 31, 2011, in Bowling Green, Va. The commercial tour bus went off Interstate 95 in Virginia and flipped on its roof before dawn Tuesday, killing four people and injuring many more, state police said. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)


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Four Dead in Virginia Bus Rollover

Rescue personnel work on a bus that overturned Tuesday, May 31, 2011, in Bowling Green, Va. The commercial tour bus went off Interstate 95 in Virginia and flipped on its roof before dawn Tuesday, killing four people and injuring many more, state police said. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)


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Four Dead in Virginia Bus Rollover

In this photo provided by the Virginia State Police on Tuesday, May 31, 2011, authorities investigate a commercial bus accident on Interstate 95 near Bowling Green, Va. Four people were killed and many more injured when a commercial tour bus overturned early Tuesday on Interstate 95 in central Virginia, state police said. (AP Photo/Virginia State Police)



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