KINGMAN, Ariz. — A Dallas Cowboys bus collided with another vehicle on a highway in northwestern Arizona, and authorities say at least four people were killed.
Team spokesman Rich Dalrymple (DAHL’-rimp-ul) confirmed a Cowboys bus was one of two vehicles involved in a crash Sunday afternoon on U.S. 93. The bus had no players, only staff members on board. They suffered “bumps and bruises,” he said.
The Arizona Department of Public Safety says the collision occurred about 30 miles north of the city of Kingman.
The agency couldn’t immediately confirm the number of fatalities but said a medical examiner was en route.
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At least one lane of the highway has been shut down. U.S. 93 is the main route between Phoenix and Las Vegas.
KTNV-TV reported that no one on the Cowboys bus was injured.
“It was the Cowboys bus and yes the driver and passengers are OK,” Dalrymple added to local news website AZCentral.com. “There was a crash and it made them unable to come,” Carlos Montoya, a manager at Gameworks in Las Vegas, told the website.
Longtime bus driver Emory Tyler, employed by the Cowboys, prevented the bus from flipping over, according to KLAS-TV. The impact totally destroyed the van, however.
First responders were forced to tear open the van’s roof to reach the people inside.
Epoch Times contributed to this report.