3 British tourists die in Iceland crash, 4 severely hurt

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Officials say a jeep carrying seven British tourists has crashed while crossing a high bridge in Iceland, killing three and critically injuring the others.

Icelandic police said one child was among the dead and two among the injured.

The accident occurred around 9.30 a.m. Thursday when the vehicle slammed through a railing on a one-lane bridge at Skeidararsandur, a vast sand plain in southern Iceland. The car landed on a rocky river bank.

Tour guide Adolf Erlingsson was among the first on the scene.

"It was horrible," he told The Associated Press. "The car seemed to have hit the ground many meters from where it stopped. We struggled getting everyone out."

Police say it remains unclear what caused the driver to lose control of the vehicle.