Phantom Regiment Staff & Volunteers in Severe Bus Accident

The crash killed the bus driver and left at least four passengers seriously injured.


A bus of Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps staff and volunteers rolled over on the I-10 highway early Monday morning near the California/Arizona border.

According to one source, the bus driver, who was not wearing a seat belt, was thrown out and then crushed by the bus. Arizona Department of Public Safety Officials believe that the bus blew a tire, went up an embankment, and then rolled over.

Of the thirteen other passengers, two were airlifted to a hospital and another two transported by ambulance. We do not yet have any update on their identity or condition. No performing members of the corps were involved in the crash.



Phantom Regiment performed last night in Riverside, Calif. and is scheduled to perform tonight in Meza, AZ.

Halftime Magazine expresses our sincere condolences to the entire Phantom Regiment family and to the family and friends of the bus driver. Wishing for a speedy recovery to the others injured.

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Elizabeth Geli

Elizabeth Geli is the assistant editor of Halftime Magazine and a journalist/communications professional in Southern California. Her 11 years at the University of Southern California (USC) Trojan Marching Band included time as a flute player, graduate teaching assistant, and student advocate. She holds a bachelor's degree in Print Journalism and master's degree in Specialized Journalism (The Arts) from USC.

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