Breaking: Southern Utah tour bus crash kills 4, injures 12-15, some critically

Four people are dead after in a crash Friday near Bryce Canyon National Park, in Garfield County. Photo: Utah Highway Patrol
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GARFIELD COUNTY, Utah, Sept. 20, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — Officials have confirmed a deadly accident on State Route 12 just west of Bryce Canyon National Park.

According to information from the Utah Highway Patrol, four people have died in the mid-day Friday accident. As many as 15 others have been injured, some critically.

The UHP also has confirmed that the passengers are speakers of Chinese.

“Troopers are en route to a tour bus crash near Bryce Canyon on SR-12. Multiple Air ambulances and rescue crews have been dispatched,” said a UHP tweet published at 12:17 p.m. “We will update as more information comes in. Please avoid the area and let first responders work.”

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Four people are dead and as many as 30 are injured after a crash Friday near Bryce Canyon National Park, in Garfield County. Photo: Utah Highway Patrol

A follow up tweet was issued at 12:37 p.m.:

“At least four fatalities are confirmed in the #SR12BusCrash. Multiple critical injuries.”

Gephardt Daily will have more information on this breaking news story as facts become available.

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