PUEBLO, Colo. (CBS4)– The Colorado State Patrol says the bus driver and a passenger were killed in a bus crash over the weekend in Pueblo County. The bus was carrying a church youth group from New Mexico.
The bus was carrying 10 children and five adults when it went off southbound Interstate 25 about 10 miles north of Pueblo and struck a bridge embankment about 2:40 p.m. Sunday.
One victim has been identified as Jason Marshall, a seminarian of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe.
This statement from the Archdiocese of Santa Fe Seminarians was posted on their Facebook page, “With great sorrow we have to inform everyone that Jason Paul Marshall, seminarian of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe has passed away. He was with the Youth Group that had the tragic accident in Colorado. Please pray for him and his family.”
The passengers on board were taken to three different hospitals with injuries ranging from minor to critical.
Investigators are trying to determine what happened leading up to the crash but are looking into the possibility that the driver may have had a medical event.
The church group was headed home to New Mexico after a conference in Denver.