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Bus slammed into overpass at Fla. airport killing two people

Posted at 7:30 PM, Dec 01, 2012

MIAMI (CNN) — A bus slammed Saturday into an overpass at Miami’s airport, killing two elderly passengers, authorities said.

The driver of the tour bus mistakenly drove the wrong route — on a higher level rather than a lower one, which buses could clear — when it crashed into the overpass, Miami International Airport spokesman Greg Chin said.

The Miami-Dade Police Department explained, in a news release, that “the bus driver was not familiar” with the airport when the crash occurred around 7:25 a.m. Saturday.

Miami-Dade police “immediately began to remove injured passengers from a window” until firefighters arrived.

Except for one person who died at the scene, all 31 others aboard the bus were transported to local hospitals, according to police. One of them later died at a hospital.

The two fatalities have not been identified by name, though the Miami-Dade department did indicate they were both elderly men.

The bus driver was among those hurt, suffering what police described as “minor injuries.”