Greyhound bus crash kills two, injures 13

Two people died and more than a dozen were injured in a crash involving a Greyhound bus that overturned on U.S. Highway 101 in South San Jose Tuesday morning, according to California Highway Patrol and San Jose fire officials.

The crash was reported at 6:38 a.m. near the connector ramp between northbound Highway 101 and northbound Highway 85, CHP officials said.

The bus crashed while traveling in the northbound HOV lane, according to the CHP. San Jose Fire Capt. Christopher Salcido said 20 people were aboard the bus when it crashed.

Two people were pronounced dead at the scene and 13 others were injured in the crash, Salcido said. Several of the injured were taken to the hospital with major injuries while some were treated at the scene, he said.

All passengers who were not injured were placed onto a Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority bus, according to the CHP.

The bus that crashed was No. 86558 and was on schedule 6876, traveling from Los Angeles to San Francisco, Greyhound spokeswoman Lanesha Gipson said.

The cause of the crash has not yet been determined, Gipson said:

“We’re cooperating fully with local authorities on their investigation and conducting our own.”

The crash is blocking both the northbound and southbound HOV lanes of Highway 101, according to the CHP.