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1 person killed, 2 critically injured in Grand Canyon tour bus crash

New York Daily News logo New York Daily News 1/23/2021 Joseph Wilkinson

A tour bus carrying 48 people to the Grand Canyon crashed in northwest Arizona on Friday afternoon, killing one person and critically injuring two others.

Forty other passengers were treated for non-severe injuries at a local hospital, the Mohave County Sheriff’s office said in a Facebook post. The dead person’s identity was not released.

a car parked in a parking lot: A bus lies on the side of the road in northwest Arizona. © Provided by New York Daily News A bus lies on the side of the road in northwest Arizona.

A bus lies on the side of the road in northwest Arizona.


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Passengers said the bus driver was driving at high speeds, causing the bus to roll over at around 12:20 p.m. local time, the Associated Press reported. There was no inclement weather in the region at the time, and no passengers were thrown from the bus.

“It was a heavily damaged bus, he slid down the road quite a ways, so there was a lot of wreckage,” firefighter Tim Bonney told the AP. “Just to put it in perspective, on a scale of zero to 10, an eight.”

The bus was managed by a Las Vegas-based company and traveling to the West Rim of the Canyon, according to the sheriff’s office. The West Rim, though technically outside the boundaries of Grand Canyon National Park, includes the Canyon’s famous Skywalk.

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