Disney World trip ends in horrific crash for Texas students


The other bus arrived at Channelview High School around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday and was met by a group of students outside the school.

The bus was one of two carrying the school band and chaperones back from a band competition at Disney World in Florida.

The driver of the bus was reportedly killed, while others sustained a wide range of injuries.

Part of that is interviewing everyone who was on that bus about what they saw. KPRC reports that safety records indicate the company has had four crashes in the last two years.

The driver, Harry Caligone, died in the crash, and a student who was on board the bus says the band director was calling the driver's name before the wreck.

A bus carrying dozens of Texas high school band members home from a trip to Disney World plunged into a ravine off of an interstate highway in Alabama on Tuesday, killing its driver and injuring several others, authorities said. A family member told the news station they'd been travelling home from a field trip to Disney. It has not yet been established how the accident occurred, but Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) officers and officials from the National Transport Safety Bureau are at the site investigating. About 45 people were aboard the bus.

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Baldwin County Sheriff Mack said emergency units were dispatched to evacuate and extricate the passengers.

The sheriff said it wasn't immediately clear what caused the bus to enter the grassy median, which abruptly ends at a steep embankment where the interstate passes over Cowpen Creek.

About 20 patients were treated Tuesday morning at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, Florida, after a Houston-area charter bus crashed on I-10 in Alabama, near the Florida state line. Medical officials said at least 37 people, majority teenagers, were treated at hospitals or other facilities in Pensacola and southwest Alabama for injuries that ranged from minor to very serious. In a statement, First Class Tours says their prayers are with the injured and their families. The injured were taken to hospitals in Alabama and Florida. The bus crossed the median and then fell into the 50-60 ft. ravine. He spoke with both of them after the crash and was on his way to the hospital.

First Class Tours, which owns the bus that crashed, said in a statement: "We pledge our assistance in cooperating with local authorities in the investigation".

Baldwin County Sheriff Huey Hoss Mack confirmed the death Tuesday morning while talking to new reporters. The rest of the injured, including a Baldwin County deputy hurt during the extrication process, suffered minor wounds, he said.