2 dead, 18 injured after bus overturns on California highway

SOUTH SAN JOSE, Calif. (KRON) — Two people were killed and 18 injured when a Greyhound bus overturned on U.S. Highway 101 in South San Jose, California Tuesday morning, according to fire officials.

The accident happened around 6:40 a.m. on northbound Hwy 101 at the northbound state Highway 85 connector, authorities said.

The bus is on its side blocking the left lanes of northbound Hwy 101 and the HOV lanes of northbound and southbound Hwy 101. Traffic is backed up on Hwy 101 as only one or two lanes of northbound traffic are being allowed past the bus.

It will take about 6 to 8 hours for the scene to be cleared, according to California Highway Patrol. Officials are advising to avoid the area.bus2

Emergency crews are at the scene of the accident.

Two people died from being ejected from the bus, a CHP official said.

It is unclear how many people have been injured.

The Greyhound bus was traveling from Los Angeles to San Francisco, with stops scheduled in San Jose and Oakland. A passenger said the bus was half full with about 40 passengers inside.

Media General contributor KRON 4’s Will Tran spoke with passengers about the terrifying moments when the bus overturned in the video above.

It is unclear what caused the accident. CHP is actively investigating the incident.

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