Driver in fatal Colorado bus crash identified

June 25, 2019
This Sunday, June 23, 2019 photo, provided by the Colorado State Patrol shows a charter bus involved in a crash along Interstate 25 north of Pueblo, Colo., that killed 2 people and injured at least 13. (Sgt. Blake White/Colorado State Patrol via AP)

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — Officials have identified the driver of a charter bus who was killed in a Colorado interstate crash as a 36-year-old New Mexico man.

State Patrol Sgt. Blake White said Tuesday that Anthony L. Padilla was killed in Sunday’s accident north of Pueblo.

Also killed was 53-year-old Jason Paul Marshall, a seminarian with the Albuquerque-based Archdiocese of Santa Fe.

The bus was bringing a New Mexico high school church group home from a Denver retreat when it struck a bridge abutment on Interstate 25.

Thirteen passengers were injured, one critically.

Albuquerque-based Follow the Sun Inc. told The Denver Post Padilla had worked with the charter firm for a year.

The firm has a good safety rating, according to U.S. transportation department records.

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