A bus traveling through Emery County on its way to Las Vegas crashed into a steep wash off Interstate 70, killing a teen late Sunday night.
No other cars were involved in the 11 p.m. crash, according to the Utah Highway Patrol. The bus reportedly went off the shoulder and into a steep wash, stopping about 200 feet from the road.
A 13-year-old girl, identified as Summer Pinzon, of Azusa, Calif., was pronounced dead at the scene. The bus driver and two passengers were flown to the hospital in serious condition. All other passengers except one were injured and were taken by ambulance to hospitals in Provo, Price and Richfield.
Pinzon’s mother was among the injured.
The bus had been driving from Green River to Las Vegas.
Officials are investigating the cause of the crash and said a passenger on the bus reported that the driver may have had a medical problem.