2 dead, several injured in Wash. state bus crash

May 29, 2011 - 12:59 AM

CLE ELUM, Wash. (AP) — Two people are dead and several others injured following a tour bus crash on Interstate 90 in central Washington.

Lt. Scott Martin of the Washington State Patrol says the bus struck a pickup truck that was parked on the highway shoulder and then rolled onto its side shortly after 6 p.m. Saturday.

Moments later, a passenger car trying avoid the accident crossed into the center median and crashed.

He says two people on the bus were killed. Another person was airlifted to a hospital in serious condition. Several others were rushed to hospitals but Martin says most of them were treated for minor injuries.

The bus was carrying soccer fans from a game in Seattle and headed to Moses Lake in Grant County.

The accident occurred near the town of Cle Elum, about 60 miles northwest of Yakima.