Bus Crashes, Burns Off I-15 South Of Las Vegas; 25 Injured

Authorities say a commuter bus crashed off a freeway and burned while carrying workers to a casino on the Nevada-California state line, injuring at least 25 people.

The Nevada Highway Patrol says no one died in the 2:15 p.m. wreck, which left the bus a charred metal skeleton off the southbound lanes of Interstate 15 about seven miles from the state line town of Primm.

"I don't know what all the injuries were, but thanks to people who witnessed the crash and stopped, and a quick emergency response, there are no fatalities," said Trooper Kevin Honea, spokesman for the Nevada Department of Public Safety.

Three critically injured people were flown by medical helicopter to University Medical Center in Las Vegas, and 22 others were taken to UMC and four other hospitals in the Las Vegas area, Clark County fire spokesman Scott Allison said.

The 22 people transported by ground ambulance were in stable condition, Allison said.


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