QUARTZSITE, Ariz. - Interstate 10 was closed Monday morning west of Quartzsite after a bus rolled over killing one person and injuring several others.
The bus was headed eastbound on I-10 when it blew a tire. It went up an embankment and landed on the westbound side, DPS said.
The bus driver was not wearing a seat belt, according to DPS, and was partially ejected from the bus.
The driver was identified as 55-year-old Donna M. Howard from Kansas City, Missouri.
According to DPS, Howard was pronounced dead at the scene while eight other people were taken to a hospital including two who were flown from the scene.
DPS said all of the passengers were treated and released from the hospital.
There were a total of 13 passengers on board the tour bus at the time of the rollover, DPS said. Five passengers were uninjured.
According to the Phantom Regiment, the bus was carrying volunteers and staff for the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps on its way to Mesa for a Monday night performance.
Phantom Regiment said no performing members were involved.
The right lane of WB I-10 reopened just before 6 a.m. The left lane reopened several hours later.