Mounties say charges pending in serious Coquihalla Highway bus crash could take weeks

Police say it could be weeks before charges are laid in connection with a serious collision involving a tour bus and a tow truck on the Coquihalla Highway.
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MERRITT - Police say it could be weeks before charges are laid in connection with a serious collision involving a tour bus and a tow truck on the Coquihalla Highway.

RCMP Cpl. Chris Newel says charges are pending after a bus slammed into a truck parked on the side of Highway 5 yesterday.

Newel says the tow truck was responding to a car that had hit a deer.

Nearly 40 people were injured in the crash, including two people who were airlifted to hospital in serious condition.

An employee at Universal Coach Lines in Richmond, B.C., confirmed that one of the company's buses was involved in the collision.

The investigation is ongoing.


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