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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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French fire brigade clear debris after coach crash

French fire brigade members work around the debris from the crashed bus. Credit: RP/Reuters

French fire fighters are continuing to clear the debris of a coach that crashed and burned on the road from Alpe d'Huez in the French Alps.

Brighton company Skibound said it hired the coach, and that 51 people were on board.

The debris of the coach on the road near the Alpe d'Huez. Credit: RP/Reuters

The company is sending out their own health and safety team.

According to local media the coach crashed as it travelled down a steep mountain road, which featured 21 hairpin bends.

51 people were travelling on the coach at the time of the crash. Credit: RP/Reuters

According to Skibound all of the passengers were finished for the season and were working in different resorts across the area.

Emergency service workers inside the shell of the coach this afternoon. Credit: RP/Reuters

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