Driver in Alps bus crash was from North East

The bus company Arriva have confirmed that the driver of the bus involved in a crash in the French Alps was from the North East.

"Classic is a north-east based company and the coach was being driven by a north-east based driver."

– TGM Group

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Tributes paid to coach driver

Tributes have been paid to a coach driver from the North East who died in a crash in the French Alps. The Classic Coaches vehicle was carrying ski resort staff back to the UK from Alpe d'Huez, with Newcastle being its final destination.