Tour Bus Carrying Students from Crestview Involved in Accident on I-10

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Authorities say one person was killed in an accident involving a charter bus and a car on Interstate 10 in a marshy area of eastern New Orleans.
The Thursday morning accident prompted the closure of I-10's westbound lanes.
Video on the WWL-TV website shows the bus, upright and partly obscured by trees in a swampy area just off the interstate. What appears to be the wreckage of a car also is visible.
Police have not released details on the accident or the identity of the person killed.
The bus was carrying Walker Elementary School students to the New Orleans zoo.
Okaloosa County Schools Deputy Superintendent Kaye McKinley says none of the students was hurt and a replacement bus picked them up.
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NEW ORLEANS - A tour bus carrying a group of fifth grade students from Florida heading to New Orleans was involved in an accident that apparently killed an adult in another vehicle.

The students are from Walker Elementary in Crestview. Witnesses told WWltv that all students on the bus are fine.

Another vehicle was apparently involved and heavy equipment was being used to get that vehicle opened.

I-10 West is closed between US 11 and the Michoud Exit, and traffic is not passing through. Congestion has reached US 11, according to DOTD.


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