4 Killed in Crash Involving Dallas Cowboys Staff Bus

No players on board, team says
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 25, 2016 12:03 AM CDT
4 Killed in Crash Involving Dallas Cowboys Staff Bus
The scene of the crash on a highway in northwestern Arizona, about 30 miles north of Kingman.   (Cody Davis)

A bus carrying Dallas Cowboys staffers but no players collided with a van Sunday on an Arizona highway, killing four people in the van, authorities say. The bus occupants emerged uninjured from the crash, an Arizona Department of Public Safety spokesman says. "All on the bus came through OK with some bumps and bruises," Cowboys spokesman Rich Dalrymple tells the AP. Footage following the crash shows the two vehicles in a field on the side of the road—the bus seemingly intact and sitting upright while the van appears demolished and reduced to wreckage. The crash on US 93, about 180 miles northeast of Phoenix, shut down at least one lane of the highway that serves as the main route between Las Vegas and Phoenix.

The bus was on its way to a Dallas Cowboys fan event in Las Vegas. Charles Cooper, manager of the GameWorks entertainment center in Vegas, says the session with 50 to 75 fans was scheduled for 3pm. People were already waiting when the president of a Las Vegas Cowboys fan club called to relay news of the accident; the event was subsequently canceled. Cooper says the team mascot was supposed to appear. After the Las Vegas stop, the bus was scheduled to go on to Oxnard, Calif., for the team's training camp. (A University of Nebraska punter was killed in a car crash Saturday night.)

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