School bus driver killed, others injured in crash at Denver International Airport

A school bus driver was killed and several others were seriously injured Sunday after the bus veered off a roadway Denver International Airport and crashed into a concrete wall, officials said.

The female driver died at the scene, police spokesman John White told the Associated Press. Her identity has not been released.

The crash of the Adams 12 Five Star Schools district bus took place at 4:08 p.m., airport spokesman Heath Montgomery said.

An estimated 17 to 20 passengers were taken to nearby hospitals, authorities said.

Officials with Denver Health told Fox 31 they have five patients at their hospital – two in critical condition, two in serious condition, and one person is in fair condition. Officials with University Hospital told Fox 31 they received five patients from the accident, although it’s unclear what the conditions are.

The bus was from Legacy High School, Fox 31 reported. The school is located in Broomfield, Colo. and is part of Adams 12 Five Star Schools.

The Denver Post reported that the football team from Legacy played Chino High School on Friday night in California.

An official with DIA tweeted that all passenger pickups were taking place on Terminal West because of the crash on the east terminal.

The Adams 12 Five Star schools is a public district that serves suburbs north of Denver, including Broomfield, Federal Heights, Northglenn, Thornton and Westminster.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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