Driver faces charges in crash with bus carrying school team

March 1, 2018

CONCRETE, Wash. (AP) — A 47-year-old driver is facing felony charges after his vehicle collided with a bus carrying members of a school wrestling team in rural Skagit County.

The Washington State Patrol says Justin Rodgers was under the influence of drugs or alcohol when he ran a stop Tuesday night and slammed into a Concrete School District transport bus. Seven people were injured, including four youth wrestlers.

The Bellingham Herald reports that Rodgers and his 7-year-old passenger were taken to a Seattle hospital. A hospital official says Rodgers was in critical condition Wednesday.

School officials say the students and others in the bus were OK but were taken to the hospital as a precaution.


Information from: The Bellingham Herald, http://www.bellinghamherald.com

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