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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.

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Full Report: North East coach driver killed in French bus crash

A North East bus driver who died in a crash in the French Alps has been hailed as a hero.

The quick thinking of 64-year-old Maurice Wrightson, a driver with County Durham firm Classic Coaches, is thought to have saved the lives of the passengers on board.

He steered his coach into a tree to stop it going over the edge of a mountain after it developed problems.

Investigators are now trying to establish exactly what went wrong.

You can watch the full report from Kenny Toal below.

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