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Tour Bus Crash on Highway 63 and Interstate 55 Kills 15 People

The driver of a tour bus and 15 passengers were killed in a crash in Eastern Arkansas early this morning.

State police say the bus was carrying 30 Chicago tourists to a casino in Tunica, Mississippi, when it flipped over along Interstate 55 at about 5 am.

The driver, Herbert Walters, was the brother of the tour bus owner.

State police say survivors told them the trip was uneventful until the bus suddenly left the highway just outside of Memphis, Tennessee.

Roosevelt Walters owned the bus and says his wife organized the trip for friends, retirees, school teachers and others.

She was among the tour group but he hadn't heard from her this morning.

An undetermined number of other passengers were injured and taken to hospitals.

Seven were listed in stable condition at a hospital in West Memphis.

 

 

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