One dead, 42 injured after a tourist bus capsized on its way to the Grand Canyon

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One person was killed and dozens were injured after a tourist bus capsized on its way to the Grand Canyon.

According to the Mojave County Sheriff’s Office, a tour bus was traveling towards the Grand Canyon West around 12:30 PM. When it rolled over and landed on its side at Mile 5 on Diamond Bar Road. The bus, operated by a Las Vegas-based company, was carrying 48 people, including the driver.

MCSO says one person died, two were seriously injured, seven were taken to Kingman Regional Medical Center with less severe injuries, and 33 people were hospitalized with minor injuries.

The cause of the wreckage is not yet known, but the fire official who responded said that passengers reported that the driver was traveling too fast and lost control of the busy road.

Officials did not disclose the names of any of the passengers or the name of the tour bus company. It is unclear what triggered the accident.

The investigation is underway.

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