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alert-–-florida-bus-crash-leaves-at-least-eight-dead-and-45-injured-after-vehicle-carrying-53-migrant-workers-to-watermelon-farm-overturnsAlert – Florida bus crash leaves at least eight dead and 45 injured after vehicle carrying 53 migrant workers to watermelon farm overturns

A horror crash in Florida involving a bus has killed at least eight people, left eight more in critical condition and hospitalized at least 37. 

The crash occurred in Dunnellon, Marion County on Tuesday morning at around 6:30am. 

Florida Highway Patrol troopers said the bus was carrying 53 ‘migrant workers’ to a watermelon farm, which officials confirmed was nearby Cannon Farms. 

It is unclear what caused the crash, although images showed a crumpled grey pickup truck that was also reportedly involved in the incident. 

A horror crash in Florida involving a bus has killed at least eight people, left eight more in critical condition and hospitalized at least 37

A horror crash in Florida involving a bus has killed at least eight people, left eight more in critical condition and hospitalized at least 37

The crash occurred in Dunnellon, Marion County on Tuesday morning at around 6:30am

The crash occurred in Dunnellon, Marion County on Tuesday morning at around 6:30am

Officials said 53 'migrant workers' were travelling to a watermelon farm on the bus before it overturned

Officials said 53 ‘migrant workers’ were travelling to a watermelon farm on the bus before it overturned 

It is unclear what caused the fatal wreck, which reportedly also involved a pickup truck

It is unclear what caused the fatal wreck, which reportedly also involved a pickup truck 

Florida officials have closed sections of State Road 40 West as they deal with the fatal wreck

Florida officials have closed sections of State Road 40 West as they deal with the fatal wreck

It is unclear what caused the crash, although aerial images showed a crumpled grey pickup truck that was also reportedly involved in the incident

It is unclear what caused the crash, although aerial images showed a crumpled grey pickup truck that was also reportedly involved in the incident


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Officials said the migrant workers were employed by a private company, and the owner of the company was among those transported to hospital, according to OCALA. 

Early reports falsely indicated that the crash involved schoolchildren, however authorities clarified that a Marion County Public Schools bus was being used to transport injured people from the scene to hospital. 

Florida officials have closed sections of State Road 40 West as they deal with the fatal wreck.  

This is a developing story and will be updated as information is confirmed. 

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