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11 Passengers Injured In Bus Crash Near Aspen

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An image from the crash (credit: The Aspen Times)

An image from the crash (credit: The Aspen Times)

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) – The Colorado State Patrol says 11 people were injured when the commuter bus they were in crashed and rolled onto its side between Aspen and Glenwood Springs.

(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

Trooper Nate Reid says a bus operated by the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority was headed west on Colorado 82 just after 7 p.m. Saturday when the driver tried to avoid rear-ending a slow-moving tractor. The bus, which was carrying 12 passengers, skidded past the tractor and hit a concrete barrier before rolling onto its side.

Reid says three of the passengers were seriously injured, and eight suffered moderate injuries.

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