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Tuesday, May 14, 2024

A bus crash killed eight people and injured dozens of others on a highway in Marion County Tuesday morning, according to authorities.



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... Marion County Sheriff Billy Woods said the workers were migrants who were hired to do agricultural work in Florida. At this time, Woods said he believed the migrants were in the country legally.
8 dead, about 40 hospitalized after crash shuts down Florida highway

"They're hard-working individuals," he said. "There's absolutely nothing wrong with them being here."

The bus then crashed into a fence and flipped, killing eight people. The FHP said about 40 people were hospitalized while Marion County Fire Rescue said 38 people were hospitalized, eight of them in critical condition.

"Some of those are also in very serious condition, so there's high probability this may be beyond eight fatalities," said Lt. Pat Riordan, public affairs officer for the Florida Highway Patrol. "The driver of the Ford pickup was also transported to the hospital with serious injuries."

Woods said over 30 ambulances were on the scene to help get the victims out of the crash scene. ...

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2024-05-14 03:50 PM | Reply

" a 2010 International bus, which carried 53 farm workers"

Was the bus on the way to Martha's vineyard??

#2 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2024-05-14 04:07 PM | Reply

That's about 15 or so minutes from me, out near Horse Country.

Small windy roads... but this appears to have been in a planned residential section, perhaps on unpaved roads.

#3 | Posted by Corky at 2024-05-14 04:20 PM | Reply

Seeing more photos, the bus had apparently been on Hwy 40 and is now laying rolled over pretty far from the road.

#4 | Posted by Corky at 2024-05-14 04:59 PM | Reply

Thanks governor Pudding Fingers!

#5 | Posted by a_monson at 2024-05-14 06:22 PM | Reply

From the sub-citation...

... Driver of truck that hit farmworker bus in central Florida, killing 8 people, arrested on DUI charges....

Oh, this ain't good.

#6 | Posted by LampLighter at 2024-05-14 11:13 PM | Reply



#7 | Posted by OCUser at 2024-05-15 11:59 AM | Reply

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