At least one dead as bus carrying students plunges into Alabama ravine

Driver killed Texas students hurt in Disney trip bus plunge

Numerous families are on their way from Texas to reunite with the children, members of Channelview's band who were returning from a spring break trip to Disney World.

Injured passengers were taken to several different hospitals in Baldwin County, Alabama and Pensacola, Florida.

As of noon Tuesday, two of the victims at Sacred Heart remained in serious condition, two are in good condition and 16 others have been discharged, said Will Condon with the hospital.

Authorities said the bus left the roadway before crossing a bridge and fell about 35 feet into a ravine.

The bus was traveling eastbound from Texas when it crashed on I-10, Anthony Lowery of the Baldwin County Sheriff's Office told ABC News.

WEARTV.com reports there are about 50 people on the charter bus from Houston. The station reported that 52 people are on board the bus.

Sheriff Huey Moss Mack says Interstate 10 has been closed in both directions.

Authorities hope to reopen the highway by noon (1 p.m. ET), said Alabama State Trooper Capt. John Malone. Many others were injured.

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The passengers are band members from Channelview High School in Texas, according to WKRG.

The school children had been on a trip to Disney World in Florida.

The school district could not be reached to confirm that information, KHOU said.

Footage of the wreckage shows the crumpled bus on its side, far below the pavement. That bus stopped after realizing what happened, but did not allow the students to get off, and eventually continued home from Orlando, where the band performed at a music festival on Saturday.

Norman Haynes of Victoria, Texas, said his daughter, 18-year-old trumpet player Makena Campa, was headed home on the bus with her mother.

District officials confirmed the accident in a statement to Click2Houston, but noted "details are limited" at this time.

Only hours before the crash, the band's Facebook page had been updated to show a large group posing outside Disney World, where the band performed at a music festival on Saturday.

The company released a statement that reads in part: "Our prayers are with the injured and their families at this time".

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