Police: Bus Goes Off I-10 When Man Attacks Driver

January 23, 2014

TONOPAH, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities said a 25-year-old Los Angeles man will be booked for attacking the driver of a Greyhound bus, causing a crash on Interstate 10 in western Arizona that left 24 people injured.

The Dallas-bound bus was heading east from Los Angeles when the crash occurred near Tonopah shortly before 2 a.m.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety said the bus remained upright, and none of the 24 people taken to hospitals had life-threatening injuries. The DPS said the attacker reportedly was hallucinating and indicated he wanted to get off the bus. He was identified as Maquel Morris.

Harquahala Fire District Chief Dan Caudle told KPHO-TV the man "basically went berserk in the bus and grabbed control of vehicle."

Greyhound said the bus was carrying 41 passengers, plus the driver.