Pueblo County – At around 2:30 p.m. the Colorado State Patrol responded to a commercial vehicle bus crash on Southbound I-25 near mile point 109. There were 15 passengers on the bus and one was killed as a result of the crash. The driver was also declared deceased at the scene of the crash. The remaining occupants were transported to area hospitals to be treated for their injuries. Their injuries range from minor to critical condition. Several of the occupants were minors and we are working to confirm ages of all occupants.
The bus was chartered to take the group from a church conference in Denver and was headed back to New Mexico.
We are still early in this investigation and the cause of the crash remains unknown at this time. There has been speculation as to what may have led to this crash but none of this information has been confirmed. Next of kin notifications are still pending therefore identities are being withheld. Many families were affected by this tragic incident and it will take time to make the proper notifications, so please be patient. Information continues to come in and is updated as we get it.
We ask that witnesses to the crash call 719-544-2424.