UPDATE: Bus driver identified in crash involving Phantom Regiment staff

Updated: July 4, 2017, 11:15 a.m.

QUARTZSITE, Ariz. (AP) -- Officials have identified the bus driver killed in a rollover on Interstate 10 as a 55-year-old woman from Kansas City, Missouri.

Arizona Department of Public Safety spokesman Quentin Mehr says Donna M. Howard was partially ejected from the vehicle early Monday after losing control when its left front tire failed. She wasn't wearing a seatbelt.

Mehr says the bus was being used by the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps.

Eight of the 13 passengers were taken to hospitals in Arizona and California, including two who were airlifted to a Phoenix hospital. Mehr says all eight were treated and released from hospitals by Monday evening.

The Phantom Regiment said in a statement that the bus was shuttling the group's support staff, not performers, between shows in California and Arizona.


Updated: 2:10 p.m

QUARTZSITE, Ariz. (WIFR) -- The Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps says passengers on a bus that rolled over in an early morning crash in Arizona were part of their cooking, souvenir and tour management teams.

The driver of the bus was pronounced dead at the scene. Eight of the 13 passengers on the bus were taken to area hospitals to be treated for their injuries. According to a spokesperson with Phantom Regiment, everyone injured is expected to be released today.

According to a release from Phantom Regiment, the driver was an employee of the charter company and had recently joined the organization two weeks ago.

Dan Farrell, the corps director said "She had grown to love the organization in her short time here and will be missed by all of us. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family".

The corps was on its way from Riverside, California to Mesa, Arizona for a performance Monday night.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

QUARTZSITE, Ariz. (WIFR) -- One person is killed, several others are injured following a rollover crash on Interstate 10 near the Arizona-California border.

According to their website, the tour bus was carrying volunteers and staff for the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps. None of the performing members were involved in the crash.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety tells 23 News' CBS affiliate in Phoenix that there were 13 people on the bus when it rolled over on Interstate 10 west of Quartzsite.

Police say the bus driver was killed in the crash. two people were transported to local hospitals and two others were airlifted.