VIDEO: Driver of truck that hit farmworker bus in Florida, killing 8, arrested on DUI charges

UPDATE: The Florida Highway Patrol has arrested the driver of a pickup truck that crashed into a farmworker bus early Tuesday, killing eight, on charges of driving under the influence-manslaughter.

Bryan Maclean Howard faces eight counts of DUI-Manslaughter, the FHP said in a statement. No further details were released.

Troopers say Howard was driving the 2001 Ford Ranger that crossed into the center line, sideswiping the bus and causing it to veer off the road at about 6:40 a.m. It crashed through a fence and into a tree before overturning. In addition to the eight killed, at least 40 were injured.

It was not immediately known if Howard has an attorney.

On Tuesday, a tragic accident occurred in central Florida where a bus transporting 53 farmworkers overturned, resulting in eight fatalities and injuries to approximately 40 passengers, as reported by the authorities.

The incident unfolded in Marion County, just north of Orlando, when the bus, en route to Cannon Farms in Dunellon for watermelon harvesting, collided with a truck, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The bus veered off the roadway, breached a fence, and came to rest on its side in a field. The Florida Highway Patrol is currently investigating the circumstances surrounding this unfortunate event.

Joe Kelley

Joe Kelley

WDBO News Director and host the The Joe Kelley Show - weekdays from 5:00PM to 7:00PM on WDBO.





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