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Four dead, others critically injured in tour bus crash near Bryce Canyon

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Four people are dead and 30 are injured after a tour bus crashed near Bryce Canyon Friday, according to the Garfield County Sheriff's Office. (Photo courtesy of Danny Perkins with Garfield County Sheriff's Office)

Four people are dead and many more are injured after a tour bus crashed near Bryce Canyon National Park on Friday, according to the Garfield County Sheriff's Office.

The latest information about the crash can be found here.

The Utah Highway Patrol said 12 to 15 of the victims have "very"critical injuries. UHP also said the bus was transporting a group of Chinese-speaking tourists. Including the driver, 30 people were on the bus when it crashed.

Multiple air, ambulances and rescue crews have been dispatched to the scene on state Route 12, the Utah Highway Patrol reported. The crash happened at mile marker 10 at 11:36 a.m.

The extent of the occupants' injuries are unknown at this time.

Officials closed Route 12 in both directions between U.S. 89 and state Route 63.

The Chinese Embassy tweeted about the crash, thanking Utah authorities for responding. It said the Embassy initiated emergency protocols and will send personnel to assist victims.


Use an alternate route.

In 2017, a tour bus crashed in Utah, in Emery County, killing a 13-year-old girl.

This is a breaking news story. 2News will update when more information is available.

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