California Girl Killed in Bus Crash, 12 Injured

The Associated Press
By The Associated Press
January 2, 2018US News
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California Girl Killed in Bus Crash, 12 Injured
This early Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, photo released by Utah Department of Public Safety shows the scene of a Greyhound bus crash in rural Green River, Utah, (Utah Department of Public Safety via AP)

Authorities have identified a girl killed in a rural Utah bus crash as a 13-year-old from California.

The Utah Highway Patrol said in a statement Monday that 13-year-old Summer Pinzon of Azusa was traveling on the bus with her mother when it crashed Sunday night off Interstate 70 west of Green River, Utah.

Troopers say the girl’s mother has been hospitalized.

Utah troopers also said 12 people had been injured. Troopers had counted 11 earlier in the day.

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The aftermath of a late-Sunday Greyhound bus crash is seen on Monday, Jan. 1, 2018 in Emery County.  (Ben Tidswell/The Deseret News via AP)
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The aftermath of a late-Sunday Greyhound bus crash is seen on Monday, Jan. 1, 2018 in Emery County.  (Ben Tidswell/The Deseret News via AP)

Utah’s Highway Patrol says the bus headed to Las Vegas crashed Sunday night off Interstate 70 west of the Utah city of Green River.

The bus went off the highway shoulder into a steep wash and stopped about 200 feet away from the road.

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The aftermath of a late-Sunday Greyhound bus crash is seen on Monday, Jan. 1, 2018 in Emery County. (Ben Tidswell/The Deseret News via AP)

 

The bus driver and two passengers were airlifted in serious condition to hospitals in Grand Junction, Colorado and Provo, Utah.

Eight others were taken by ambulances in Utah.

Troopers say they’re still investigating the cause of the crash but one passenger reported the driver appeared to have a medical issue.

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