DENVER (AP) — A school bus driver was killed Sunday and several others were seriously injured after the bus veered off a roadway near Denver International Airport and crashed into a concrete wall, police said.
The female driver died at the scene, police spokesman John White said. Her identity has not been released.
The crash of the Adams 12 Five Star Schools district bus took place at 4:08 p.m., airport spokesman Heath Montgomery said.
An estimated 17 to 20 passengers were taken to nearby hospitals, authorities said. Officials at Denver Health tell the KUSA TV station that they have five patients: two are in critical condition, two are in serious condition and one is in fair condition.
KUSA reports that the bus is from Legacy High School, which is in Broomfield and is part of Adams 12 Five Star Schools. The Denver Post reports that the football team from Legacy played Chino High School on Friday night in California.
An official with DIA tweets that all passenger pickups were taking place on Terminal West because of the crash on the east terminal.
The Adams 12 Five Star schools is a public district that serves suburbs north of Denver, including Broomfield, Federal Heights, Northglenn, Thornton and Westminster.