BREAKING NEWS: Four killed and 30 others injured after tour bus crashes near Bryce Canyon National Park
At least four people have been killed after a tour bus crashed outside of Bryce Canyon National Park Friday.
Multiple people are also said to have been seriously injured in the crash along Route 12, the Utah Highway Patrol announced.
It’s believed the bus, which was thought to be carrying around 30 people, struck a guard rail and rolled over around three-and-a-half miles west of the park at 12:00pm local time.
It was heading eastbound on the mountain road toward the national park.
Multiple air ambulances and rescue crews have been dispatched to the scene.
The exact number of those injured has not yet been confirmed, however it’s said to be a ‘significant’ amount, according to officers.
‘My husband was outside and he heard it,’ said Terry Driedonks told the Salt Lake Tribune. ‘He said it was like a horrible thunder. It was terrible.’
Traffic is said to be at a standstill. Officials closed Route 12 in both directions between US 89 and state Route 63.
Bryce Canyon is known for its distinctive landscape of narrow red-rock spires and is about 300 miles (480 kilometers) south of Salt Lake City.
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