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At least 8 killed when bus carrying migrant workers crashes in Florida

A bus carrying farm laborers in northern Florida collided with a pickup truck on Tuesday and overturned, killing at least eight people and critically injuring eight others, authorities said.

1/21
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Marion County Sheriff Billy Woods, left, walks back from the fatal bus crash with a Florida Highway Patrol officer as emergency workers worked on removing the deceased individuals from a bus carrying laborers that overturned Tuesday morning off West State Road 40 in west Marion County About a mile west of SW 140th Avenue. Eight people had died and more than two dozen more were injured, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Officials on scene said the laborers worked for a private company and were being taken to a watermelon farm. There is no name on the side of the bus, and the owner of the private company was aboard the vehicle and had to be transported to a hospital after the crash. There were 53 people aboard the bus, officials said. Eight died, eight more were critically injured and the rest had minor or no injuries, but still were taken to local hospitals for evaluation.
2/21
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A Florida Highway Patrolman covers the damaged pickup involved in a fatal bus crash with a tarp to preserve evidence as emergency workers worked on removing the deceased individuals from a bus carrying laborers that overturned Tuesday morning off West State Road 40 in west Marion County About a mile west of SW 140th Avenue. Eight people had died and more than two dozen more were injured, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Officials on scene said the laborers worked for a private company and were being taken to a watermelon farm. There is no name on the side of the bus, and the owner of the private company was aboard the vehicle and had to be transported to a hospital after the crash. There were 53 people aboard the bus, officials said. Eight died, eight more were critically injured and the rest had minor or no injuries, but still were taken to local hospitals for evaluation.
3/21
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Officials gathered near the impact area on Hwy. 40 West as emergency workers worked on removing the deceased individuals from a bus carrying laborers that overturned Tuesday morning off West State Road 40 in west Marion County About a mile west of SW 140th Avenue. Eight people had died and more than two dozen more were injured, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Officials on scene said the laborers worked for a private company and were being taken to a watermelon farm. There is no name on the side of the bus, and the owner of the private company was aboard the vehicle and had to be transported to a hospital after the crash. There were 53 people aboard the bus, officials said. Eight died, eight more were critically injured and the rest had minor or no injuries, but still were taken to local hospitals for evaluation.
4/21
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Emergency workers worked on removing the deceased individuals from a bus carrying laborers that overturned Tuesday morning off West State Road 40 in west Marion County About a mile west of SW 140th Avenue. Eight people had died and more than two dozen more were injured, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Officials on scene said the laborers worked for a private company and were being taken to a watermelon farm. There is no name on the side of the bus, and the owner of the private company was aboard the vehicle and had to be transported to a hospital after the crash. There were 53 people aboard the bus, officials said. Eight died, eight more were critically injured and the rest had minor or no injuries, but still were taken to local hospitals for evaluation.
5/21
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Emergency workers worked the scene of a fatal bus crash carrying laborers that overturned Tuesday morning, May 14, off West State Road 40 in west Marion County, about a mile west of SW 140th Avenue. As of 8:30 a.m. Eight people had died and more than two dozen more were injured, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Officials on scene said the laborers worked for a private company and were being taken to a watermelon farm. There is no name on the side of the bus, and the owner of the private company was aboard the vehicle and had to be transported to a hospital after the crash. No additional details were available as of 9:05 a.m. There were 53 people aboard the bus, officials said. Eight died, eight more were critically injured and the rest had minor or no injuries, but still were taken to local hospitals for evaluation.
6/21
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Emergency workers work the scene of a fatal bus crash carrying laborers that overturned Tuesday morning, May 14, off West State Road 40 in west Marion County, about a mile west of SW 140th Avenue. As of 8:30 a.m. Eight people had died and more than two dozen more were injured, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Officials on scene said the laborers worked for a private company and were being taken to a watermelon farm. There is no name on the side of the bus, and the owner of the private company was aboard the vehicle and had to be transported to a hospital after the crash. No additional details were available as of 9:05 a.m. There were 53 people aboard the bus, officials said. Eight died, eight more were critically injured and the rest had minor or no injuries, but still were taken to local hospitals for evaluation.[
7/21
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Emergency workers work the scene of a fatal bus crash carrying laborers that overturned Tuesday morning, May 14, off West State Road 40 in west Marion County, about a mile west of SW 140th Avenue. As of 8:30 a.m. Eight people had died and more than two dozen more were injured, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Officials on scene said the laborers worked for a private company and were being taken to a watermelon farm. There is no name on the side of the bus, and the owner of the private company was aboard the vehicle and had to be transported to a hospital after the crash. No additional details were available as of 9:05 a.m. There were 53 people aboard the bus, officials said. Eight died, eight more were critically injured and the rest had minor or no injuries, but still were taken to local hospitals for evaluation.
8/21
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DOUG ENGLE/OCALA STAR BANNER

Emergency workers work the scene of a fatal bus crash carrying laborers that overturned Tuesday morning, May 14, off West State Road 40 in west Marion County, about a mile west of SW 140th Avenue. As of 8:30 a.m. Eight people had died and more than two dozen more were injured, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Officials on scene said the laborers worked for a private company and were being taken to a watermelon farm. There is no name on the side of the bus, and the owner of the private company was aboard the vehicle and had to be transported to a hospital after the crash. No additional details were available as of 9:05 a.m. There were 53 people aboard the bus, officials said. Eight died, eight more were critically injured and the rest had minor or no injuries, but still were taken to local hospitals for evaluation.
9/21
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DOUG ENGLE/OCALA STAR BANNER

Emergency workers worked the scene of a fatal bus crash carrying laborers that overturned Tuesday morning, May 14, off West State Road 40 in west Marion County, about a mile west of SW 140th Avenue. As of 8:30 a.m. Eight people had died and more than two dozen more were injured, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Officials on scene said the laborers worked for a private company and were being taken to a watermelon farm. There is no name on the side of the bus, and the owner of the private company was aboard the vehicle and had to be transported to a hospital after the crash. No additional details were available as of 9:05 a.m. There were 53 people aboard the bus, officials said. Eight died, eight more were critically injured and the rest had minor or no injuries, but still were taken to local hospitals for evaluation.
10/21
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Florida Highway Patrol Cpl. Brett Detweiler takes pictures of the pick up truck that was involved in the crash scene as emergency workers worked the scene of a fatal bus crash carrying laborers that overturned Tuesday morning, May 14, off West State Road 40 in west Marion County, about a mile west of SW 140th Avenue. As of 8:30 a.m. Eight people had died and more than two dozen more were injured, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Officials on scene said the laborers worked for a private company and were being taken to a watermelon farm. There is no name on the side of the bus, and the owner of the private company was aboard the vehicle and had to be transported to a hospital after the crash. No additional details were available as of 9:05 a.m. There were 53 people aboard the bus, officials said. Eight died, eight more were critically injured and the rest had minor or no injuries, but still were taken to local hospitals for evaluation.
11/21
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Florida Highway Patrol Cpl. Brett Detweiler takes pictures of the crash scene as emergency workers worked the scene of a fatal bus crash carrying laborers that overturned Tuesday morning, May 14, off West State Road 40 in west Marion County, about a mile west of SW 140th Avenue. As of 8:30 a.m. Eight people had died and more than two dozen more were injured, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Officials on scene said the laborers worked for a private company and were being taken to a watermelon farm. There is no name on the side of the bus, and the owner of the private company was aboard the vehicle and had to be transported to a hospital after the crash. No additional details were available as of 9:05 a.m. There were 53 people aboard the bus, officials said. Eight died, eight more were critically injured and the rest had minor or no injuries, but still were taken to local hospitals for evaluation.
12/21
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A bus carrying laborers overturned Tuesday morning off West State Road 40 in west Marion County About a mile west of SW 140th Avenue. As of 8:30 a.m. eight people had died and more than two dozen more were injured, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Officials on scene said the laborers worked for a private company and were being taken to a watermelon farm. There is no name on the side of the bus, and the owner of the private company was aboard the vehicle and had to be transported to a hospital after the crash. No additional details were available as of 9:05 a.m. There were 53 people aboard the bus, officials said. Eight died, eight more were critically injured and the rest had minor or no injuries, but still were taken to local hospitals for evaluation.
13/21
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DOUG ENGLE/OCALA STAR BANNER

Emergency workers worked the scene of a fatal bus crash carrying laborers that overturned Tuesday morning, May 14, off West State Road 40 in west Marion County, about a mile west of SW 140th Avenue. As of 8:30 a.m. Eight people had died and more than two dozen more were injured, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Officials on scene said the laborers worked for a private company and were being taken to a watermelon farm. There is no name on the side of the bus, and the owner of the private company was aboard the vehicle and had to be transported to a hospital after the crash. No additional details were available as of 9:05 a.m. There were 53 people aboard the bus, officials said. Eight died, eight more were critically injured and the rest had minor or no injuries, but still were taken to local hospitals for evaluation.
14/21
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Florida Highway Patrol Cpl. Brett Detweiler takes pictures of the crash scene as emergency workers worked the scene of a fatal bus crash carrying laborers that overturned Tuesday morning, May 14, off West State Road 40 in west Marion County, about a mile west of SW 140th Avenue. As of 8:30 a.m. Eight people had died and more than two dozen more were injured, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Officials on scene said the laborers worked for a private company and were being taken to a watermelon farm. There is no name on the side of the bus, and the owner of the private company was aboard the vehicle and had to be transported to a hospital after the crash. No additional details were available as of 9:05 a.m. There were 53 people aboard the bus, officials said. Eight died, eight more were critically injured and the rest had minor or no injuries, but still were taken to local hospitals for evaluation.
15/21
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DOUG ENGLE/OCALA STAR BANNER

Emergency workers worked the scene of a fatal bus crash carrying laborers that overturned Tuesday morning, May 14, off West State Road 40 in west Marion County, about a mile west of SW 140th Avenue. As of 8:30 a.m. Eight people had died and more than two dozen more were injured, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Officials on scene said the laborers worked for a private company and were being taken to a watermelon farm. There is no name on the side of the bus, and the owner of the private company was aboard the vehicle and had to be transported to a hospital after the crash. No additional details were available as of 9:05 a.m. There were 53 people aboard the bus, officials said. Eight died, eight more were critically injured and the rest had minor or no injuries, but still were taken to local hospitals for evaluation.
16/21
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DOUG ENGLE/OCALA STAR BANNER

Emergency workers worked the scene of a fatal bus crash carrying laborers that overturned Tuesday morning, May 14, off West State Road 40 in west Marion County, about a mile west of SW 140th Avenue. As of 8:30 a.m. Eight people had died and more than two dozen more were injured, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Officials on scene said the laborers worked for a private company and were being taken to a watermelon farm. There is no name on the side of the bus, and the owner of the private company was aboard the vehicle and had to be transported to a hospital after the crash. No additional details were available as of 9:05 a.m. There were 53 people aboard the bus, officials said. Eight died, eight more were critically injured and the rest had minor or no injuries, but still were taken to local hospitals for evaluation.
17/21
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Florida Highway Patrol Cpl. Brett Detweiler takes pictures of the pick up truck that was involved in the crash scene as emergency workers worked the scene of a fatal bus crash carrying laborers that overturned Tuesday morning, May 14, off West State Road 40 in west Marion County, about a mile west of SW 140th Avenue. As of 8:30 a.m. Eight people had died and more than two dozen more were injured, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Officials on scene said the laborers worked for a private company and were being taken to a watermelon farm. There is no name on the side of the bus, and the owner of the private company was aboard the vehicle and had to be transported to a hospital after the crash. No additional details were available as of 9:05 a.m. There were 53 people aboard the bus, officials said. Eight died, eight more were critically injured and the rest had minor or no injuries, but still were taken to local hospitals for evaluation.
18/21
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Bystanders stand by the road as emergency workers work the scene of a fatal bus crash carrying laborers that overturned Tuesday morning, May 14, off West State Road 40 in west Marion County, about a mile west of SW 140th Avenue. As of 8:30 a.m. Eight people had died and more than two dozen more were injured, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Officials on scene said the laborers worked for a private company and were being taken to a watermelon farm. There is no name on the side of the bus, and the owner of the private company was aboard the vehicle and had to be transported to a hospital after the crash. No additional details were available as of 9:05 a.m. There were 53 people aboard the bus, officials said. Eight died, eight more were critically injured and the rest had minor or no injuries, but still were taken to local hospitals for evaluation.
19/21
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This was the scene Tuesday morning of May 14 in west Marion County. A bus, in the background, crashed. Eight occupants were killed and eight more were critically injured. The crash happened off State Road 40 West between Southwest 180th Avenue Road and Southwest 140th Avenue.
20/21
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A bus carrying laborers crashed and overturned Tuesday, May 14, off State Road 40 West in west Marion County. Eight occupants were killed.
21/21
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This vehicle was involved in the crash that killed eight bus occupants Tuesday, May 14, off State Road 40 West in west Marion County.

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