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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Four Brits treated for serious injuries following crash

Four British citizens are being treated for serious injuries in hospital in France, a spokesman for Skibound confirmed this evening.

In total, 29 passengers travelling on the coach were hospitalised. The British driver died following the crash.

Twenty nine passengers have been taken to hospitals in the area, four of which are being treated for more serious injuries. The further 23 passengers have escaped injury and are now with police and councillors in a local hotel.

The spokesman said the company was concentrating on repatriating those involved in the accident, the cause of which is still being investigated.

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