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Charter Bus Driver linked to early morning’s bus crash in Quincy has died

Updated: Dec 14, 2019

— Quincy, WA

The Alpha and Omega charter bus driver has died.

The driver was taking passengers to Leavenworth when he collided with a Quincy School District bus that was carrying students.

The two buses collided on White Trail Road near Washington State Route 28 late Friday morning. All together 67 people (including people from the charter and school bus) were involved in the accident.

Washington State Patrol Trooper John Bryant stated that the school bus was stopped and was hit from behind by an SUV, leaving the school bus disabled on the road, after that, the tour bus struck the stopped school bus. During that collision, the tour bus driver was pinned in his seat and died at the scene.

Grant County Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer Kyle Foreman said some of the students on board the school bus suffered minor injuries. There were 26 students on board, with the age of the students ranging from 5 to 16 Years of age.

41 people, including the driver and a tour guide, were on board the Alpha Omega tour bus during the collision.

The Alpha and Omega charter bus company is out of Spokane, Washington located in the far eastern portion of Washington State.

The collision this morning near Quincy involved three vehicles: a Quincy school bus, a tour bus, and a passenger vehicle. All 26 students and the driver of the school bus were transported to Quincy Valley Medical Center for evaluation. School bus occupants sustained either no injuries or non-life-threatening injuries. The students range in age from 5 to 15. All students have been reunited with their parents.

There were 39 passengers, one tour guide and the driver on the tour bus. The injured were all transported to Quincy Valley M