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Tour bus crashes in Ariz.; 1 dead, 9 hurt

Nov. 20, 2012 at 7:14 PM

CASA GRANDE, Ariz., Nov. 20 (UPI) -- A pickup truck going the wrong way down Interstate 10 in Arizona slammed into a tour bus, killing the pickup driver and injuring nine other people, police said.

Police said the fatal mishap, which also included a semi-trailer truck, occurred near Casa Grande, KPHO-TV, Phoenix, reported. The pileup caused authorities to close off the westbound lanes, backing up traffic for several miles.

KNXV-TV, Phoenix, reported state Public Safety Department spokesman Carrick Cook said the collision happened about 2:30 p.m. at Jimmie Kerr Boulevard. The male driving the pickup was eastbound in the westbound lane, the department said.

KNXV-TV said the bus driver and a passenger were in critical condition.

Rural Metro police spokesman Colin Williams told KPHO-TV there were more than 20 people aboard the bus. The DPS said 16 people were on board, KNXV-TV said.

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