Police investigating a coach crash in Surrey say they believe the driver of the coach was among the three people killed when the 51-seater coach crashed off the A3 near Hindhead Bridge and ploughed into a tree.
Police said all the surviving passengers were taken to hospital and that some are being treated for "life-changing injuries."
Asked for details, inspector Richard Mallett from Surrey Police said he thought some of those injured would lose limbs.
He also confirmed the standard of driving would form part of their investigation.
It is understood two of the bodies have not yet been removed from the wreckage.
Surrey Police Inspector Richard Mallett has given more details about the A3 coach crash, saying that police will study nearby CCTV footage.
Speaking on Sky News, he said:
Surrey Police have confirmed that the driver of the coach that crashed on the A3 in Surrey was among those killed.
Police have reopened the A3 southbound at Hindhead Tunnel past the scene of the coach crash.
Three passengers have died while 50 are severely injured.
Surrey Police have told Daybreak's Richard Gaisford that they are dealing with a major operation after three people died and others were left seriously injured when a coach overturned on the A3 near Hindhead in Surrey at 11.50pm yesterday.
The owner of coach company Merseypride Travel has expressed its "deepest condolences to the bereaved" after three of its passengers died in the crash at Hindhead.
The company said the coach was on its way back from Bestival on the Isle of Wight.
The police casualty number is 0800 056 0154.
Police say that most of the 51 passengers on board the coach that crashed in Surrey appear to be from Merseyside.
The crash happened as the coach exited the Hindhead tunnel, heading north and crashing into a tree.
There are bodies still on board.