7 die when tour bus rolls near Dolan

JC AMBERLYN/Miner<br>
Seven people died after a tour bus flipped over near Rosie’s Den cafeteria along U.S. 93 north of Dolan Springs, Ariz.

JC AMBERLYN/Miner<br> Seven people died after a tour bus flipped over near Rosie’s Den cafeteria along U.S. 93 north of Dolan Springs, Ariz.

DOLAN SPRINGS (AP) - Investigators probing a tour bus crash that killed seven people on a rural Arizona highway leading to Hoover Dam planned to search the bus Saturday to look for clues.

The Chinese tourists left Las Vegas early Friday for a trip to the Grand Canyon and were returning Friday afternoon when the crash occurred on a straight stretch of U.S. 93, about 70 miles southeast of Las Vegas, authorities said. Six fatalities were confirmed on the scene. A seventh person died at University Medical Center in Las Vegas, and 10 others were injured, said Arizona Department of Public Safety Cmdr. Dean Nyhart.

Authorities said the tour bus, which was taken to a state Department of Transportation yard in Kingman, veered right and then left across the median, rolling at least once before resting across the southbound lanes of U.S. 93.

The weather was clear and the straight stretch of road was dry at the time of the accident.