16 people are in area hospitals after a tour bus crashed on the way to Augusta National Golf Club.
The bus first ran off the right side of the road, and the driver then overcorrected to the left, causing the bus to turn over in the median, the state patrol said. Around four people were taken to Doctors Hospital with conditions said to be ranging from good to critical, although all are believed to be non-life-threatening injuries; WRCB TV confirmed that the victims at the Doctors Hospital were also all adults.
Georgia State Patrol officers told Atlanta's ABC affiliate WJBF that the driver, identified by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution as 61-year-old Steven Hoppenbrouwer, had been charged with driving under the influence and failure to maintain his lane.
The bus is owned by Jet Executive Limousine Services, Inc. out of Suwanee, Georgia. In total, the bus was carrying 19 passengers.More news: Bill Cosby's defence lawyers win key rulings from retrial judge
Passengers told investigators the driver veered off the roadway twice before he swerved a third time and caused the bus to overturn.
The Masters is one of pro golf's four major tournaments, and it draws fans from around the Southeast - and around the world. He said: "It's not the way we planned the day". At this time, at least seven people have been taken to a local hospital. The company is based out of Suwanee, according to its website.
The crash originally led to the closure of lanes on both sides of the interstate.
A phone number listed for Hoppenbrouwer was disconnected.