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Four Dead After Dallas Cowboys Tour Bus Crash (Photo)

| by Michael Howard

Four people were killed July 24 when a Dallas Cowboys tour bus crashed into a van on an Arizona highway.

All of the deceased were riding in the van, according to the New York Daily News. The bus was destined for Las Vegas and was carrying Dallas Cowboys staff members. No players were on board the bus.

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"All on the bus came through OK with some bumps and bruises," Cowboys spokesperson Rich Dalrymple said.

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It is unclear how many people were on the bus at the time of the accident, but it has been confirmed that a DallasCowboys.com columnist, a team mascot and a team videographer were among the passengers, ESPN reports.

The bus was headed to Las Vegas for a Cowboys fan event at GameWorks, where 50 to 75 people were expected to attend. The event was canceled after news of the crash reached the organizers.

First responders were forced to cut the mangled van's roof off in order to tend to the victims, according to the New York Daily News.

At least one lane of a major highway between Phoenix and Las Vegas was shut down as a result of the collision.

Following the Las Vegas event, the bus was scheduled to proceed to Oxnard, California, for the Cowboys preseason training camp.

Sources: ESPN, New York Daily News / Photo credit: Quentin Mehr, PIO/​Twitter via ESPN, Gina Lazara/Twitter via New York Daily News