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UPDATE: Both fatal victims in charter bus wreck identified

VIDEO Two fatal victims from Pueblo charter bus wreck identified

PUEBLO COUNTY - UPDATE (Monday, 1:20 p.m.): 

The University New Mexico Aquinas Newman Center Facebook Page identified the second fatality in Sunday's charter bus crash.  The driver, Anthony Padilla, was also killed as a result of the wreck just north of Pueblo. 

UPDATE (Monday,12:45 p.m.): 

According to the Facebook page of University New Mexico Aquinas Newman Center, the charter bus was filled with high school students and parishioners. When the Charter Bus wrecked along Interstate 25 just north of Pueblo, the students were returning from the Steubenville Catholic Youth Conference in Denver. 

The Archdiocese of Santa Fe Facebook page goes on to identify one of the victims of yesterday's fatal wreck. 

Jason Paul Marshall, 53, a seminarian of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe, was with the Youth Group involved in the charter bus wreck and was subsequently killed.

There will be a vigil held at UNM for the victims both Monday at 5:15 p.m. and Wendesday at 6 p.m.

According to Parkview Medical Center, they received six patients from the bus crash yesterday. Three patients have been discharged and three are still in house. Conditions are: one patient is critical, one is good and one is fair.

St. Mary's Corwin in Pueblo also received 6 patients. 4 have been discharged thus far and one was transferred to a hospital up in Colorado Springs. Conditions are unclear at this time. 

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Colorado State Patrol is investigating a serious crash on I-25 near Mile Marker 109, involving a church charter bus carrying 15 passengers from Denver back to New Mexico. 

CSP says the bus went off the right side of the roadway. Southbound traffic is able to use the left lane to get through.

Two people are confirmed dead and other occupants are being transported to hospitals, one being the driver. CSP says the bus was carrying children and adults. Their injures ranging from minor to severe.

Eleven passengers were taken by ambulance to Pueblo area hospitals. One was airlifted by helicopter to a Colorado Springs hospital. Seven of them were discharged as of 11:45 a.m. Monday.

At this time authorities have not given the name or ages of the two who have died. They also have not said what caused the bus to drive off the roadway.

 


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