SHELTON, Wash. - The Washington State Patrol says an SUV was traveling about 60 miles per hour when it rear-ended a school bus that had slowed for a turn on Highway 101 six miles south of Shelton.Bartolac said neither one of the people in the SUV were wearing seatbelts.
Sgt. Larry Conley says the crash about 6:30 a.m. Wednesday killed a passenger in the car, identified as 39-year-old Kahil Marie Marshall of Lacey. He says the driver, a 32-year-old Olympia man, was injured and taken to Mason General Hospital in Shelton.
There were no children on the Shelton School District bus, which was just starting its run. Conley says the driver suffered a sore neck and back.
Troopers are investigating whether alcohol or drugs were involved. Witnesses said the SUV was speeding and weaving. They did not see brake lights before the impact.
"It's very important to make sure you buckle up," said Bartolac.