September 16, 2014
KINGMAN, Ariz. -- One person is dead after this bus crashed near Kingman, Arizona Friday night, not far from the Hoover Dam.
Dozens more were hurt, some of them seriously injured. The bus company, Silver State Trailways, says the driver had a heart attack or a seizure, causing a loss of control.
Carrick R. Cook with the Arizona Department of Public Safety says the hilly terrain may have contributed to injuries, "If you look at the road, the road actually depresses in the right shoulder and goes back up into an elevated hill type area. Now this bus, when it left the roadway, hit the beginning of that hill and actually went up over that hill, and I think that's where a lot of the injuries were sustained, that's where they were suffered. That's where it happened."
The bus and its passengers were returning to Las Vegas after a trip to the Grand Canyon.