Two people are dead after a church charter bus heading home from a conference crashed in Colorado Sunday.
The bus was carrying 10 children and five adults, according to Colorado State Patrol. The group was returning to New Mexico from Denver when the bus hit an embankment under a bridge. The crash took place near Pueblo, Colorado.
Pueblo Fire Chief Brian Caserta said that when emergency crews arrived, five people remained on the bus and had to be extricated. “The stability of the bus was in question, so crews had to work cautiously,” he said.
Two people were declared dead at the scene, said Mike Lening, operations manager with American Medical Response paramedics. Twelve people were taken to area hospitals in Pueblo and one person was flown to Colorado Springs, Lening said. Injuries ranged from minor to critical.