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Florida man charged with vehicular manslaughter after eight die in bus crash


Firefighters at the scene of the accident in Marion County on Tuesday. Photo: Marion County Fire Rescue Dept. via AP/NTB

Of NTB | 15.05.2024 00:29:27

Accidents and natural disasters: The converted school bus collided with a pickup truck, went off the road and overturned early Tuesday morning.

The accident happened on West State Road 40 in Marion County, northwest of Orlando. The workers were on their way to a watermelon farm in Dunnellon.

53 people were on board the bus. 37 were taken to local hospitals with minor injuries, according to the fire service. The driver of the pickup was also injured and taken to hospital.

Later on Tuesday, the police announced that the pickup driver has been arrested, charged with vehicular manslaughter and driving while intoxicated.

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