Vancouver-bound transit bus involved in fatal crash in Wash. state
A bus being transported from Minnesota to Vancouver crashed on the I-90 Friday morning in Washington state. The driver of the other vehicle was killed. (Twitter/Trooper Rick Johnson)
Published Friday, March 22, 2019 12:52PM PDT
Last Updated Friday, March 22, 2019 2:14PM PDT
One person is dead after a B.C.-bound transit bus crashed with a car in Washington state Friday morning.
Police said the bus was being transported from Minnesota to Vancouver on the I-90 highway at the time of the collision.
The man driving the car was killed and a passenger suffered non-life threatening injuries. Authorities said the woman driving the bus was not hurt.
TransLink confirmed the bus is part of its new fleet of blue-and-green B-line vehicles, which are scheduled to hit the roads in late 2019.
But spokesperson Lida Paslar said the bus was not in TransLink's possession, and wasn't being driven by a TransLink employee.
Paslar said the transit provider was "deeply saddened" to learn about the crash, but could not comment further as it's under police investigation.
Images posted to Twitter by Trooper Rick Johnson show the car suffered severe damage to the rear of the vehicle. The transit bus sustained front-end damage, including a shattered window and entry door.