News sources in Alaska are reporting that a Princess Cruises employee was killed when a Princess Tours excursion bus overturned on a rain slicked highway in Alaska.
The accident occurred at mile 173 on Parks Highway, approximately 200 miles south of Fairbanks.
The Frontiersman reports that this is the second serious incident involving a Princess-owned bus on a remote stretch of road in the past month. Here’s a story about the prior accident involving a Princess bus.
The photograph of the crushed bus (left) was published by the Frontiersman via Tim Whitney.
The Cruise Fever websites says that "the bus was heading northbound along the Denali National Park from Mt. McKinley Wilderness Lodge to the Princess Wilderness Lodge" when the accident happened.
KTUU states that three people, all Princess employees, were on board the bus when it crashed and the front end was crushed.
The woman who died was from Malaysia and working in Alaska. A second Princess employee was seriously injured. The bus driver was not injured.
State Troopers say that excessive speed was a factor in the accident.
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