Florida authorities say 5 dead, 24 injured in bus crash

WAKULLA, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Highway Patrol says five people were killed and 24 were injured when a bus and tractor-trailer collided on a highway in the Panhandle.

Florida Highway Patrol Capt. Jeffrey Bissainthe says the bus was carrying between 30 and 35 passengers and was from Georgia. No other passenger details were released.

Bissainthe told reporters that officials were still in the process of contacting family members and that investigators were on scene.

Trey Morrison of the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office says a bus failed to stop at a red light and crashed into a tractor trailer on Woodville Highway early Saturday morning. The bus apparently caught fire.

Local news organizations reported a gruesome scene strewn with bloody medical gear, clothing, and coolers packed with food littered the road.

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