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8 killed, 38 hospitalized in migrant bus crash in Marion County, Florida

A man has been arrested for eight counts of DUI manslaughter after eight people were killed and dozens of others were injured when a migrant bus and a pickup truck collided in Marion County on Tuesday morning, officials said.

During a news conference, troopers said a 2010 retired International school bus transporting 53 farmworkers was traveling westbound on SR-40. For unknown reasons, officials said a 2001 Ford Ranger truck traveling eastbound on the same road collided with the bus in a sideswipe manner.

After the collision, the bus traveled off the roadway through a nearby fence, struck a tree, and overturned, FHP Lt. Patrick Riordan told reporters.

The driver of the private Ford Ranger truck, Bryan Maclean Howard, 41, was arrested and charged with eight counts of driving under the influence – manslaughter, according to an update from the FHP.

“Some of those are also in very serious condition. So there’s high probability this may be beyond eight fatalities,” Riordan said. “We do not get in a hurry to conclude what happened until we have all the facts. And with that, I can tell you that it’s going to be probably six months at least, before we conclude factually what transpired here today.”

Marion County Sheriff Billy Woods said crews would investigate to see if weather affected the crash.

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