A tour bus crash carrying a group of soccer fans crashed this weekend in Washington State, killing two and injuring 21 others.
As of Monday authorities were looking for witnesses to the fatal crash, which took place Saturday night near Cle Elum and involved not only the bus but several other vehicles.
A married couple on the bus, Ciro Astudillo, 51, and his wife Virginia Ocamposoriano, 45, of Pasco, Wash., died in the accident.
A man who owned a GMC pick-up truck involved in the accident, Jeffrey Irmer, 24, of Spokane was airlifted for treatment at a local hospital. More than a half dozen other people were sent to other hospitals or medical facilities for treatment.
According to press accounts of the accident, the GMC truck was on the right shoulder of eastbound I-90, broken down, just as the bus was traveling in the right eastbound lane of the highway. The bus tried to change lanes, and in the process ran a Hyundai Elantra off the road.
The bus driver then lost control of the bus and struck the pickup truck, with the bus flipping on its side.
A 27-year-old woman who was in the Hyundai along with her daughter survived.
The bus was transported fans who were on their way home from a Mexico-Ecuador soccer game in Seattle back to Moses Lake.
Elmer Schulman, a 67-year-old Pasco resident, was driving the bus and was uninjured.
The accident is still under investigation.
Attorney Gordon Johnson
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