Tour bus crash in Hancock Co. sends dozens to area hospitals

Tour bus crash in Hancock Co. sends dozens to area hospitals

HANCOCK COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - Officials responded to a wreck on Interstate 10 involving a tour bus in Hancock County Friday afternoon. Sheriff Ricky Adam said the bus ran off the interstate, hitting a sign and then a tree.

The wreck happened in the eastbound lane just before Mississippi 607 on I-10, blocking the right lane.

Multiple units are responding to the scene, including Acadian Ambulance, AMR, Hancock County Fire and Rescue and Hancock County Sheriff’s Office.

Passengers have been taken to Garden Park Medical Center, Memorial Hospital at Gulfport, Ochsner Medical Center - Hancock, University Medical Center New Orleans and University of South Alabama Medical Center.

The bus was traveling from New Orleans headed to Harrah’s Gulf Coast, which issued the following statement:

“Right now our thoughts are with those that were injured in the accident, and we are working with law enforcement to aid in their investigation in any way possible.”

The bus is part of Golden Gulf’s fleet, a company based on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The bus was issued a citation in November for “no or defective bus emergency exits.”

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