The newest: Driver worried Masters patrons just before bus crash

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) The most recent on the crash of a tour bus that injured passengers heading to the particular Masters golf tournament (all periods local):

1: forty five p. m.

The Georgia state trooper says people riding a charter bus towards the Masters golf tournament told researchers the driver veered off the roadway two times before he swerved a third period and caused the bus in order to overturn, injuring 15 people.

Sgt. Chris Wright from the Georgia State Patrol told The particular Associated Press one passenger informed troopers he had decided before the accident: ” I’ m not traveling back with him. I’ lmost all call an Uber. ”

The bus was having 18 passengers from Atlanta towards the tournament in Augusta when it damaged Thursday morning on Interstate twenty. Wright said some passengers experienced broken bones and head accidental injuries.

The driver, 61-year-old Steven F. Hoppenbrouwer, has been charged along with driving under the influence. Wright said authorities think he had been using drugs, not alcoholic beverages.

12: 03 p. m.

Authorities say a visit bus headed to the Masters golfing tournament flipped over on an Atlanta interstate, injuring at least a dozen individuals.

The bus drivers has been charged with DUI.

Georgia State Patrol authorities say the bus carrying eighteen people crashed on Interstate twenty around 8: 45 a. meters. Thursday. Sixty-one-year-old Steven Hoppenbrouwer can also be charged with failure to maintain street.

Authorities say Hoppenbrouwer ran off the side of the street and overcorrected before the bus overturned on the median.

Various people were taken to hospitals but the patrol says the injuries were not life-threatening.