NEW ORLEANS, La. —A minivan packed with children blew a tire, clipped a delivery truck and rolled on a Louisiana interstate Saturday, killing five people and critically injuring 10 others, state police said.
Thirteen children who had been riding without seat belts were thrown from the van, including four of the dead who were found in the median of Interstate 10 near Baton Rouge, Louisiana State Police said. The killed and injured were all in the GMC Safari minivan.
The van didn't have enough seat belts for the 13, Louisiana State Police spokesman Russell Graham said. The driver, who was killed, and a front-seat passenger appear to have been the only ones wearing seat belts.
The crash occurred after the tire blew out on the van's front driver side, Lt. Doug Cain said. The van then hit the delivery truck traveling in the same direction, rolled about 200 feet across the median and landed on its tires in the oncoming lanes. No other vehicles were involved.
Man's body found in Grand Canyon
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. —Officials at Grand Canyon National Park say a man's body has been found 200 feet below the canyon's South Rim.
Park spokeswoman Maureen Oltrogge says the park's communication center began getting calls Saturday afternoon about a man spotted over the edge in an area between Mather Point and Pipe Creek Vista, east of the South Rim Village.
She says rangers rappelled down to the man's body and prepared it for transport out of the canyon via helicopter.
Oltrogge says the man was visiting the park with his son, daughter-in-law and other family members. His name was not immediately released.