QUARTZSITE, Ariz. – A bus carrying staff and volunteers for the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps was involved in a rollover incident early Monday morning just east of the Arizona-California border on I-10.
The driver of the bus died at the scene. Eight of the 13 passengers were transported to hospitals. All are expected to be released today. The passengers included members of the cooking, souvenir and tour management teams.
None of the performing members were involved.
Police are investigating the cause of the rollover, which shut down the highway for more than an hour.
The corps was on its way from Riverside, Calif., where it performed Sunday night, to its next show tonight in Mesa, Ariz. Several corps have offered their assistance to the Phantom Regiment organization. The Academy, a corps based in the Phoenix area, has provided volunteers and support. We have also received offers of assistance from corps on the same tour as well as others across the country.
Our thoughts and prayers are with our driver’s family and all those affected.