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Driver killed in Alps is named

The driver killed in a coach crash in the French Alps has been named as Maurice Wrightson who was working for for Classic Coaches in Stanley, County Durham.

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British driver killed in Alps coach crash

A local French journalist is reporting that the British driver of a coach carrying a number of young British adults back to the UK has died following a crash.

The crash occurred around 3.30pm local time. Soon after, three seriously injured passengers were taken by helicopter to a hospital near Grenoble.

22 passengers who suffered minor injuries were brought to the local La Bourdoisan hospital.

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