Six people were killed this morning when a passenger bus hit another vehicle and rolled over on the interstate south of Phoenix, according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety. The accident occurred around 5:30 a.m.
According to Department of Public Safety spokesman Bart Graves, two men and four women were killed. The bus was carrying 21 passengers, and all those killed and injured were on the bus.
The bus, which is owned by Tierra Santa Tours out of Durango, Mexico, apparently rear-ended a passenger car and lost control, Graves said.
The bus was headed west on I-10 when it rear-ended a passenger car, Graves said. The bus driver lost control and the bus veered off the road and rolled over. Two non-injury accidents occurred behind the bus crash.
Ten of the injured were taken by ambulance to various hospitals and five were flown by medical helicopter, he said.
Both westbound lanes of I-10 were closed at milepost 173, and traffic was being rerouted on State Route 587.
The Department of Public Safety said it had no estimate on when the highway would reopen for traffic.
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