/At least 4 dead, others critically hurt in Utah tour bus crash

At least 4 dead, others critically hurt in Utah tour bus crash

At least four people are dead after a tour bus rolled over on a Utah road, ejecting some passengers, authorities said.

Thirty people, including the driver, were on board when the bus rolled over near Bryce Canyon National Park on SR-12, Garfield County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Denise Dastrup said.

PHOTO: This photo released by the Garfield County Sheriffs Office shows a tour bus after it crashed near Bryce Canyon National Park in southern Utah, killing at least four people and critically injuring up to 15 others, Sept. 20, 2019.Garfield County Sheriff via AP

This photo released by the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office shows a tour bus after it crashed near Bryce Canyon National Park in southern Utah, killing at least four people and critically injuring up to 15 others, Sept. 20, 2019.

“Everyone on the bus sustained some sort of injury,” Dastrup said.

The Intermountain Hospital Group said it had received 22 total patients at its facilities; 19 at Garfield Memorial, three at Sevier Valley and five have been transported for further care. Officials initially said three were in critical condition, 11 were in serious condition and three were in fair condition.

PHOTO: People work at the scene where a tour bus crashed near Bryce Canyon National Park on SR-12 in Utah, Sept. 20, 2019.Utah Highway Patrol

People work at the scene where a tour bus crashed near Bryce Canyon National Park on SR-12 in Utah, Sept. 20, 2019.

PHOTO: A helicopter flies near the scene where a tour bus crashed near Bryce Canyon National Park on SR-12 in Utah, Sept. 20, 2019.Dallas Clark/St. George News

A helicopter flies near the scene where a tour bus crashed near Bryce Canyon National Park on SR-12 in Utah, Sept. 20, 2019.

There appeared to be “no obvious explanation for the rollover,” Garfield County Sheriff James Perkins told ABC News. He said the crash was on “part of the road that had a slight gradual turn,” but “not much of a turn.”

The Utah Highway Patrol said the bus was carrying Chinese speaking tourists into Bryce Canyon. Following the crash, the Chinese Embassy said it’s monitoring the situation.

“We are saddened to hear about the accident in Utah involving a bus carrying Chinese tourists,” the Embassy said in a statement. “The Embassy has initiated its emergency protocols, sent personnel to the area, and will assist the victims as needed.”

SR-12, about 3.5 miles west of the park, is now closed in both directions. The national park remains open.

PHOTO: First responders work at the scene where a tour bus crashed near Bryce Canyon National Park on SR-12 in Utah, Sept. 20, 2019.Dallas Clark/St. George News

First responders work at the scene where a tour bus crashed near Bryce Canyon National Park on SR-12 in Utah, Sept. 20, 2019.

ABC News’ Matthew Fuhrman contributed to this report.