2 dead, 21 injured in Cle Elum bus wreck
Sunday, May 29, 2011
CLE ELUM, Wash. (AP) -- One of the most seriously injured survivors of a bus crash that killed two people near Cle Elum is in satisfactory condition.
Twenty-four-year old Jeffrey R. Irmer of Spokane was standing on the side of Interstate 90 Saturday evening when a tour bus slammed into his pickup and rolled onto its side. Two people in the tour bus were killed, 51-year-old Ciro R. Astudillo and 45-year-old Virginia Ocamposoriano, both of Pasco.
Irmer was rushed to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with a broken leg. A nursing supervisor said he was in satisfactory condition Sunday.
Washington State Patrol Lt. Scott Martin says 21 people were injured, including a woman and a toddler in a third car that was involved, but most of those injuries were minor.
The bus was carrying soccer fans home following an international game in Seattle on Saturday.