Driver who hit Minneapolis bus shelter identified

Driver who hit Minneapolis bus shelter identified Photo: KSTP/ Brett Hoffland, Twitter

Updated: July 11, 2019 03:08 PM

Authorities have identified the driver who struck a Minneapolis bus shelter earlier this week.

According to a Metro Transit police report, 83-year-old George Reeves Jensen was driving a vehicle that struck a bus shelter on West Broadway and Lyndale avenues at about 9 a.m. Tuesday.

Several people, a few in critical condition, were taken to nearby hospitals after the crash.

RELATED: 6 hurt, 3 critically in Minneapolis bus shelter crash

Reeves was released from custody while authorities investigated. He was also tested for alcohol at Metro Transit Police Department headquarters and showed no signs of impairment. 

Witnesses told 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS the driver of a van, later identified as Jensen, was circling the area before investigators said he clipped a bus and hit the shelter.

A check Thursday revealed two people hurt in the crash remained in critical condition at North Memorial. One remained in fair condition at North Memorial. Two people remained at Hennepin Healthcare, although their conditions were not known. A sixth was treated at the scene the day of the crash. 

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