The Nevada Highway Patrol says that two people –including a truck driver — were killed in a serious collision involving a mine bus and a commercial vehicle.
The crash was reported around 6:35 a.m. on Saturday, August 24, 6 miles north of Carlin, Nevada.
Troopers say that an over the road ore truck traveling on State Route 766 crossed the center line and hit a Coach USA mine bus head-on.
The truck driver and one of the 21 occupants on the bus were killed in the crash.
All of the other occupants on the bus were taken to the hospital for treatment. Five of those people are listed in critical condition.
The bus was used to transport workers to mines operated by Nevada Gold Mines.
Nevada Gold Mines released a statement on the fatal crash:
Shortly after 6:00 am this morning, a bus transporting a crew of Nevada Gold Mines employees was involved in an accident with an over-the-road ore truck on State Route 766.
Local authorities were immediately notified and are on the scene providing emergency services, assisted by the Nevada Gold Mines Emergency Response team. The road is currently closed to all traffic.
Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone involved in the accident, and we are providing counseling and other support resources to our employees and their families. Further details will be provided as soon as they become available.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.