Bus crash strands hundreds of travelers

LOXLEY, Ala. (WKRG) - For much of the morning, the Wilcox Road exit was as far east as you could go on I-10--as helicopters flew overhead and emergency vehicles weaved through the traffic.  

"Seemed like 17 or 18 fire trucks, fire stuff, we saw four or five helicopters land must have been 23 three state troopers, must be big," said Jimmy Smith as he put his plans to travel to Naples Tuesday on hold.  Dozens of cargo truck drivers spending the night at the Oasis Travel Center thinking they’ll get up nice and early and head to Florida woke up to find out they weren't going anywhere.

"It’s bad, and you don’t know what’s to blame, you have to wait until you see what the report brings, but my heart goes out to the families," said truck driver James Ware.  Some travelers could only wait and ask for directions.

"We don’t know how to get on 10 to head back, that’s the next thing they don’t tell us how to get back on 10 when they’ll let us continue back," said Frank as he and his wife tried getting back to the sunshine state.  

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