One woman died and 10 people were hurt Friday when a freight train collided with a rural transit bus in Evans City, Pa., about 25 miles north of Pittsburgh.
The force of the impact threw the bus into a nearby ravine; passengers on the bus ranged in age from 26 to 92. A 91-year-old woman died of her injuries and another passenger is in critical condition, Evans City Police Chief Joseph McCombs told the Los Angeles Times.
The bus entered the railroad crossing and then stopped; the reason has yet to be determined. Those injured in the Friday morning collision were taken to several area hospitals, and as of late afternoon, investigators had not been able to interview the bus driver.
“We’re trying to determine whether the bus was moving, stationary, or parked,” the chief said.
The Allegheny Valley Railroad train’s engineer saw the bus on the tracks, McCombs said. He sounded the horn several times and tried to stop the train, but it struck the bus.