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Fyle Olivera, 51, and Maria De Jesus Ortiz Velasquez, 76, dead; 6 hospitalized in Greyhound bus crash on Highway 101 in San Jose, California

Modified Date: 
Tue, 11/21/2017 - 10:14am
Accident Date: 
Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Two people killed when bus overturns in South San Jose

SAN JOSE -- Two people were killed this morning when a Greyhound bus overturned on the ramp connecting Highways 101 and 85 in South San Jose, according to the California Highway Patrol. The accident was reported at 7:10 a.m. on the ramp from northbound Highway 101 to Highway 85.   

2 dead, at least 6 injured in bus crash on Hwy 101 in San Jose

Two people have been killed and six are injured after a Greyhound bus overturned in San Jose.The CHP said the accident happened just after 6:30 a.m. on northbound 101 near Highway 85.There is no word on what caused the bus to crash. Officials say the bus appears to have been the only vehicle involved.The CHP said there were about 40 people on the bus when it traveling in the northbound HOV lane when and overturned.Authorities said two people were pronounced dead at the scene while the six are hospitalized.The bus is blocking both the northbound and southbound HOV lanes of Highway 101.

2 dead, 18 injured in bus crash on Hwy 101 in San Jose

Two people have been killed and 18 are injured after a Greyhound bus overturned in San Jose.The CHP said the accident happened just after 6:30 a.m. on northbound 101 near Highway 85.There is no word on what caused the bus to crash. Officials say the bus appears to have been the only vehicle involved.The CHP said there were about 40 people on the bus when it traveling in the northbound HOV lane when and overturned.Authorities said two people were pronounced dead at the scene while the six are hospitalized.The bus is blocking both the northbound and southbound HOV lanes of Highway 101.

Northern California Greyhound bus accident kills 2, hurts 18

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) A Greyhound bus rolled onto its side during a rainy Tuesday morning commute in Northern California, killing two people and injuring 18 others, authorities said. The bus flipped on its side while traveling north on Highway 101 in San Jose around 6:40 a.m., according to the San Jose Fire Department. Five people suffered moderate injuries, and 13 others suffered minor injuries, Salcido said. The accident snarled a morning commute already slowed by rain, backing up northbound Highway 101 for several miles. TV helicopter footage showed what appeared to be two bodies covered with yellow tarps near the front of the bus.

2 dead after bus overturns on California highway

Two people died from being thrown from the bus, a CHP official said. Five people suffered serious injuries that required immediate care. They were taken to trauma center at a nearby hospital. Thirteen others suffered minor injuries and were also transported to a local hospital.

Greyhound bus accident kills 2, hurts 18

TV helicopter footage showed what appeared to be two bodies covered with yellow tarps near the front of the bus. Emergency workers in bright-yellow suits and firefighters worked near the bus in the rain, and fire trucks and ambulances were parked nearby.

Two dead as Greyhound bus driver falls asleep at the wheel

A Greyhound driver fell asleep at the wheel, passengers said, leaving two dead as the bus rolled onto its side on a California highway. At least 18 others were injured as bus flipped onto the center divider while traveling on a San Jose highway around 6:40 a.m. on Tuesday, according to the San Jose Fire Department. The accident slowed a morning commute already hit by rain, backing up northbound Highway 101. No other vehicles were involved in the accident. Five people suffered moderate injuries, and 13 others were also hurt, fire Capt.

Federal officials investigate fatal Greyhound bus crash in San Jose

The San Jose Fire Department reported that the bus flipped on its side while traveling north on Highway 101 in San Jose around 6:40 a.m. The latest on a deadly Greyhound bus accident (all times local):      1 p.m. The National Transportation Safety Board says it is investigating the crash of a Greyhound bus that killed two passengers in Northern California. The bus slammed into the center divider of Highway 101 in San Jose about 6:40 a.m. and rolled over on its right side. Gipson says the bus driver began his shift in Los Angeles and that the company requires operators to rest nine hours between trips.

The Latest: Woman killed in bus crash identified

One of the two women killed in a Greyhound bus crash in Northern California has been identified as 51-year-old Fyle Olivera. The National Transportation Safety Board says it is investigating the crash of a Greyhound bus that killed two passengers in Northern California. Authorities say a Greyhound bus driver reported being fatigued before the vehicle crashed in Northern California, killing two passengers. Gipson says the bus driver began his shift in Los Angeles and that the company requires operators to rest nine hours between trips. A passenger on the Greyhound bus that crashed in San Jose killing two people says the driver seemed to be nodding off before the crash.

State, Federal Investigations Underway Into Deadly Bus Crash in San Jose

State and federal investigations are underway into a deadly bus crash Tuesday that killed two women thrown from the windows and tied up busy highway traffic until late in the evening. Lengthy shifts behind the wheel were also one of 2014's top violations for truckers and bus drivers, federal officials found. Friends and family of anyone who was on Greyhound bus No. 6876 can call 1-800-972-4583 to check on their status. But Hanley did say that the union has been pushing Congress to act to include bus drivers in the Fair Labor Standards Act. Two people were killed Tuesday morning when a Greyhound bus carrying 20 passengers flipped on its side in South San Jose, according to the California Highway Patrol and firefighters.

Greyhound bus passenger describes accident, how he helped others

Christopher McLellan was on the Greyhound bus when it crashed on Highway 101 in San Jose.McLellan was on his way home to San Jose when he fell asleep on the bus. Then the 22-year-old was jarred awake as he says the passengers rolled about five times. He said he helped get other passengers off the bus after it crashed.

Woman killed in bus crash moved to US to be with sons

Monday with stops planned in Gilroy, San Jose, San Francisco and Oakland, Gipson said. "I thought she would die from getting sick and not from being ejected from a bus," said Olivera, 25. But Antonio Olivera said he was notified by the Santa Clara County coroner's office that his 51-year-old mother died in Tuesday's crash. The bus carrying 20 passengers hit the barrels and then rolled onto the center divider of U.S. 101 in San Jose, a major commuting thoroughfare, said Lanesha Gipson, a Greyhound spokeswoman. The driver began his shift in LA, and the company requires operators to rest nine hours between trips, she said.

Second victim in San Jose bus crash identified as Salinas woman

The second victim who died in Tuesday's bus crash in San Jose has been identified as Maria De Jesus Ortiz Velasquez, 76, of Salinas.The Greyhound bus overturned in South San Jose early Tuesday morning on northbound Hwy 101. The CHP confirms the Greyhound bus had seat belts.The other woman who died in the crash was identified as 51-year-old Fely Olivera of San Francisco. Authorities do not think drugs or alcohol were involved.ABC7 News has learned, this particular Greyhound bus has been inspected three times and no mechanical defects were ever found. They were taken to nearby hospitals and 10 others were transported by a chartered bus to San Francisco. There were also 20 passengers injured in the crash.

Drugs, Alcohol Ruled Out In Deadly San Jose BusCrash

Monday with stops planned in Gilroy — where the driver got coffee — San Jose, San Francisco and Oakland, said Lanesha Gipson, a Greyhound spokeswoman. Investigators are looking into other causes of the Tuesday morning crash in San Jose, including driver fatigue, California Highway Patrol Officer Christopher Miceli said. The force ejected Fely Olivera, 51, of San Francisco, and Maria De Jesus Ortiz Velasquez, 76, of Salinas, who both died at the scene, officials said. Six Greyhound bus accidents have killed seven people over the past two years before Tuesday’s wreck, according to federal transportation officials. SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Greyhound bus driver who veered off a rain-slickened Northern California highway in a crash that killed two women and injured several others was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol, authorities said Wednesday.

NTSB Releases Preliminary Report On Fatal Hwy 101 Greyhound BusCrash

A 58-year-old man was operating the bus, which carried 20 passengers on northbound Highway 101 at about 6:40 a.m., NTSB officials said. SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — A preliminary report released Thursday by the National Transportation Safety Board on a fatal Greyhound bus crash on U.S. Highway 101 in South San Jose last month showed no initial signs of mechanical issues or intoxication on the part of the driver. The vehicle had traveled 65 feet from the attenuator before it came to rest on the barrier, NTSB officials said. The Jan. 19 crash killed two women who were ejected from the bus and injured 13 others, including the driver. Greyhound is also conducting its own probe into the crash, company officials said.
Type: Bus Accident
People Involved: 
Fyle Olivera
Gary Bonslater
Christopher McLellan
Maria De Jesus Ortiz Velasquez
Roadway: 
Highway 101

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