PUEBLO COUNTY, Colo. — Two people have died in a charter bus crash on southbound Interstate 25 at mile marker 109 near the Piñon Truck Stop, according to Colorado State Patrol.
Corporal Ivan Alvarado told FOX21 the bus was carrying 10 kids and five adults, plus the driver. The driver and one passenger were killed, according to CSP. There’s no word on the age of the passenger.
CSP’s Blake White said the bus hit a bridge embankment.
White said that the bus was carrying a church group. They were traveling from a conference in Denver back to New Mexico.
Three Flight for Life choppers responded, but only one was needed to take an injured passenger to Penrose hospital.
Twelve people were taken to hospitals in Pueblo via ambulance with injuries varying from minor to critical, according to Mike Lening from AMR in Pueblo.
Five people had to be extricated from the bus by first responders, according to Brian Caserta with Pueblo West Fire.
Southbound traffic was able to use the left lane to get through during the crash investigation and cleanup.
There is no word yet on what led up to the crash.
CSP is asking any witnesses to the crash or anyone who has video to call 719-544-2424 to help out with the investigation.