Captain Rob Huss
Government and Media Relations
(360) 596-4010 – office
(360) 596-4015 – fax

*** For Immediate Release***

Date: February 16, 2015
Contact: Trooper Mark Francis
Phone: (360) 654-1200
Cell: (425) 508-0793
Twitter: @wspd7pio

WSP Detectives Seek Witnesses to Rollover School Bus Collision

The Washington State Patrol's Major Accident Investigation Team is investigating the school bus injury collision that occurred on Saturday, February 14, 2015 at approximately 10:10 p.m. The school bus was traveling on the southbound exit from I-5 to State route 104 when the right side wheels traveled onto the shoulder. The bus struck the guardrail and two roadside signs. The bus driver steered left back onto the roadway, and then over steered right causing the bus to rotate broadside and roll onto its left side injuring at least nine occupants. The bus driver stated that the brakes failed. Earlier in this trip, the muffler came loose and had to be re-secured./p>

The King's High School bus was returning to Shoreline from Mount Vernon with the boys' basketball team.

Detectives are seeking witnesses to the collision or any events leading up to it. If you witnessed anything, or know someone who has information, you are asked to call Detective Sergeant Jerry Cooper or Detective Ed Collins at (360) 805-1153.