Grand Canyon Tour Bus Crash Kills One, Injures Dozens

8 seriously injured, many others wounded when bus collides with car
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 2, 2023 10:05 AM CDT
Tour Bus Rolls Near Grand Canyon, Killing One
A bus rolled over near the Grand Canyon, killing one and injuring dozens.   (Mohave County Sheriff's Office)

One person was killed in a tour bus rollover involving 57 people Tuesday in northern Arizona near the Grand Canyon West Skywalk, reports the AP. The bus rolled over just before 10am Tuesday at Grand Canyon West on the Hualapai Indian Reservation, according to the tribal police department. Eight people were flown to local hospitals, reports CNN, while an undisclosed number of others with less critical injuries were driven for treatment, tribal emergency officials said in a statement. Grand Canyon West is run by the tribe but has no operational ties to Grand Canyon National Park, which is managed by the National Park Service.

The name of the person who died and details on the injured weren't immediately released. A private tour operator and a visitor's personal vehicle collided near the Grand Canyon West parking lot, tribal officials confirmed. They declined further comment, citing their ongoing investigation. The Arizona Department of Public Safety assisted tribal police with the crash. Grand Canyon West is in northern Mohave County, at the West Rim of the Grand Canyon.

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