One person died, and over 50 others sustained injuries when a tour bus rolled over near the Grand Canyon West Skywalk. The accident occurred on the Hualapai Indian Reservation on Tuesday, August 1, according to authorities in northern Arizona.
According to the Associated Press, tribe officials verified that the collision occurred near the Grand Canyon West parking lot, involving a visitor’s car and a tour operator. Hualapai Emergency Services received notification about the rollover around 9:50 am.
Various emergency services and medical flight agencies arrived at the scene.
The incident involved 57 people, with eight being airlifted to nearby hospitals, and the others taken by ground transportation. At this time, the identities of the deceased person and specific details about the injured have not been released.
Hualapai Emergency Operations confirmed one fatality and said that the Hualapai Nation Police Department and Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) are handling the fatality investigation.
Grand Canyon West is run by the Hualapai tribe and operates independently from Grand Canyon National Park, which falls under the jurisdiction of the National Park Service.
Authorities are investigating the incident to find out what happened. Helicopter tours and the Skywalk attraction at Grand Canyon West reopened on Wednesday after a temporary closure due to the incident.