More Details Released in Multiple Vehicle Crash near George WA
More specifics have been released about last Friday's fatal crash involving multiple vehicles near George, WA including a school bus carrying farmworkers.
The school bus driver apparently turned into the path of an oncoming pickup truck
Grant County investigators have not said if any charges are pending in the crash. Around 6 AM a school bus carrying 26 farmworkers was headed north on Adams Road about miles east of George when the driver attempted to turn west onto South Frontage Road.
The intersection is just south of Interstate 90. The bus driver, identified as 65-year-old Martin Tapia Mosqueda of Othello, turned into the path of an oncoming pickup truck driven by 43-year-old Jose Guerrero Rosario of George. The resulting crash knocked the truck into a third vehicle, driven by 36-year-old Christopher K. Wagner of Arlington. Wagner was stopped at the stop sign at the intersection.
Pickup driver killed in crash
Grant County investigators said Rosario died at the scene. In addition, one of the 26 farmworkers was injured enough they were airlifted to (according to Grant County Deputies) an "out-of-area hospital." No update on their condition has been made available.
A passenger in the pickup, identified as 58-year-old Jorge Jesus Martinez of Quincy, was taken to the Quincy Vallely Medical Center, then on to a hospital in Wenatchee for treatment of serious injuries.
More information is expected once the investigation is completed.
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