Several injured as tour bus flips on Georgia highway

A tour bus carrying 19 passengers has overturned on a highway in Georgia.


COLUMBIA COUNTY, Ga. — At least five people sustained injuries Thursday after a tour bus flipped over on a highway in Georgia, CBS affiliate WRDW reports. In total, the bus was carrying 19 passengers.

The crash occurred shortly before 9 a.m. on eastbound I-20, about 15 miles west of Augusta. Authorities have closed one lane of traffic in both directions. 

Firefighters tell CBS News they are setting up a shelter and will transport passengers who did not sustain injuries there. 

The cause of the crash is being investigated. 

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