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Greyhound bus crash in Alabama leaves at least 1 dead and several injured

At least one person was killed and several others were hurt when a Greyhound bus crashed into a car late Monday night in north-central Alabama, near the Tennessee state line, authorities said.

The 23-year-old driver of the compact SUV died in the crash, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency said in a statement to CBS News on Tuesday morning. The agency identified the driver as Sidney Benson of Ardmore, Alabama, which is near where the crash happened at around 10:13 p.m. Monday.

There was no immediate word on the cause of the crash.

After the crash, the bus went off the road and overturned, according to the agency. The bus was carrying the 63-year-old driver and eight passengers ranging in age from 23 to 63.

Benson wasn't using his seat belt and was pronounced dead at the scene, the agency said.

The bus driver and all of the passengers were taken to various hospitals, Greyhound said in a statement to CBS News on Tuesday. Six passengers have been treated and released by Tuesday morning, according to the company.

"We are shocked and saddened by this incident, and our thoughts and sympathy are with all who were involved, as well as their families," the company said. "We are working at this time to give our full support to those affected by this accident."

Huntsville Emergency Medical Services Inc. spokesperson Don Webster told CBS Huntsville, Alabama, affiliate WHNT-TV one person was taken to a hospital in critical condition.

Limestone County Coroner Mike West told the station numerous agencies were at the scene. The sheriff's office in neighboring Madison County said on social media that it was one of them.

The crash happened as the bus was traveling from TallahasseeFlorida, to NashvilleTennessee, Greyhound said.

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