An investigation is currently underway into a tragic bus crash on an Alabama highway, which resulted in the death of one man and injuries to nine others.
According to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, the Greyhound bus heading to Nashville collided with a subcompact SUV in northern Alabama, close to the Tennessee border, on Monday night. The bus was en route from Tallahassee, Florida.
According to reports from WAAY-TV , WAFF-TV and USA TODAY, the authorities have identified the driver of the SUV as 23-year-old Sidney Benson from Ardmore, Alabama. Unfortunately, Benson was not wearing a seatbelt and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Jasmine, Benson’s sister, sadly confirmed his passing to WAFF. In her description of her late brother, she fondly remembers him as a person with a great sense of humor, charm, and charisma. She also recalls his amazing talent for falling asleep in the most unexpected places.
“He would always take his time getting ready, meticulously planning the ideal outfit and adding personal touches to his clothes to make them truly unique. His passion for science was unwavering, and he had aspirations of attending school to study nuclear physics. This young man possessed not only ambitious dreams but also a compassionate heart. His family and loved ones hold an immeasurable amount of love for him. His absence has left an irreplaceable void,” she expressed in a heartfelt statement to the station.
Investigators have reported that when the bus collided with the Benson’s SUV, it veered off the road and flipped over near Alabama Highway 53 and Pinedale Road. Eight individuals, including the bus driver, sustained injuries in the accident.
The injured individuals were transported to local medical facilities to receive necessary medical care and treatment.
A single individual is currently in critical condition.
Authorities are still investigating the cause of the crash.
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