[Press.Release] Charter Bus Rollover (February 8)

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Sat Feb 9 17:03:00 MST 2013


The following press release was distributed yesterday in limited
fashion.  It is being redistributed for those outlets who did not
receive it.


The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a single-vehicle bus crash
that occurred on Grand County Road 50, west of Highway 40.  A charter
bus was traveling westbound through a curve when it traveled off the
right side of the roadway and rolled onto its passenger side, coming
to rest in a snow drift.  Roadway conditions at the time were
snowpacked.

The bus was transporting 39 occupants from the Foothills Bible Church
in Littleton to the Crooked Creek Young Life Ranch.near Fraser.
Multiple occupants were transported to a local hospital for
precautionary reasons, but the few reported injuries were minor.

The bus's driver, 75-year-old Harold Coiner of Longmont, was not
injured.  He received a citation for careless driving causing injury.
Alcohol and drug use are not suspected as contributing factors in the
crash.

Sergeant Mike Baker
Colorado State Patrol
Public Affairs

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