Police are investigating what caused a car to cross into the path of a Greyhound bus near Hosmer, killing the 34-year old driver.
Around 4 a.m. Saturday, the Greyhound bus was travelling on Highway 3 from Calgary to Creston, with six passengers, when it collided with the car travelling east near Hosmer. The woman driving the car died at the scene.
The bus ended up in the ditch. The six passengers and driver on board the bus were taken to hospital for treatment and all apart from the driver and one passenger have now been released. The driver and passenger are in hospital in Calgary and their conditions are stable.
B.C. RCMP spokeswoman Cpl. Annie Linteau, confirmed that one woman had died and said two others were injured and said the RCMP believe the car crossed the double solid line and collided head-on with the bus. The woman, from Cowley, Alberta, was the only person in the car.
Maureen Richmond, director of media relations for Greyhound, said the company would conduct a full investigation into the incident. “It’s too early to comment on the events leading up to the incident, but collision analysts have been at the scene and will be conducting an investigation,” she said.
The identity of the woman who died has not yet been released while police notify the family.
The road was closed for investigative purposes for some time and has since been reopened. The investigation is continuing.