Fox news reports that a charter bus carrying 15 members of a Catholic church group ran off a highway after striking a bridge support Sunday in southern Colorado, killing two people and injuring 13 others, a state patrol official said.
One of the people killed was a Seminarian named Jason Paul Marshall. The Denver Channel reported that Officials with the Archdiocese of Santa Fe, New Mexico identified one of the victims as seminarian Jason Paul Marshall, 53. He was training to be a priest and was with the youth group at the time of the accident. The 36-year-old male driver of the charter bus was also killed. The University of New Mexico's Aquinas Newman Center identified him as Anthony Padilla.
The bus was carrying a charter group from a church in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and was traveling southbound on Interstate 25 when it struck the bridge structure and veered off the highway about 10 miles north of Pueblo, state Patrol Cpl. Ivan Alvarado said.
The driver, a 22-year-old man, may have had an unspecified medical issue that contributed to the crash, Alvarado said. The driver, whose identity wasn't released, was ejected from the bus and died, he said.
Thirteen other people sustained injuries varying from minor to critical, the state patrol said.
The bus was returning to New Mexico from a convention in Denver, The Pueblo Chieftain reported , citing Colorado State Police officials.
The group included high-schoolers who were returning from a meeting from the Steubenville of the Rockies Youth Conference in Denver, according to the Archdiocese of Denver.
Three medical helicopters and dozens of ambulance and fire crews responded to the 2:40 p.m. accident, the Chieftain reported. Six of those injured were taken to St. Mary Corwin Medical Center in Pueblo and six others to Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo West.
Edited from Fox News