1 dead, 6 injured in Minneapolis crash involving Metro Transit bus
The occupant of the truck who died at the scene has been identified as 41-year-old Saleema Lee Ames by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner. Multiple blunt force injuries was listed as the cause of death.
A late-night crash that left one person dead and six others injured is under investigation in Minneapolis.
The crash happened at the intersection of 26th Street and Chicago Avenue around 11 p.m. Sunday.
Metro Transit officials say the bus was headed north on Chicago Avenue when a pickup truck crashed into it at the intersection. Police believe the truck didn’t yield to a stop sign at the intersection.
Officials say the six people who were injured were all passengers on the bus. They were taken to local hospitals for what Metro Transit officials say are non-life-threatening injuries.
Meanwhile, an occupant of the truck died at the scene. That person’s identity and cause of death is expected to be provided at a later time.
The pickup truck was heavily damaged, and several items from inside the truck, as well as pieces of the truck itself, scattered across the street.
“What we had here was a D-line bus, so these are buses that are up and down Chicago Avenue every 15 minutes most of the day and into the evening. It’s a really popular bus route, probably our most popular route so, it’s not surprising that there were people on bord,” said Drew Kerr, the spokesperson for Metro Transit.
Members of the State Patrol are helping to reconstruct the crash scene. Although Chicago Avenue was temporarily closed between 24th and 26th streets after the crash, that stretch of roadway reopened Monday morning.
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