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New details emerge in deadly crash involving retired school bus in Grant County

At least one person was killed and several were injured in a crash in Grant County that involved a retired school bus that was transporting farmworkers.

GRANT COUNTY, Wash. — The Grant County Sheriff’s Office (GCSO) has revealed new details in the deadly crash involving a retired school bus that killed one person and injured several others on Friday, May 13, 2022.

According to GCSO, around 6 a.m., Martin Tapia Mosqueda (65) of Othello was driving a full size passenger bus north on Adams Road and attempted to turn west onto South Frontage Road East.

Mosqueda turned into the path of a southbound 2003 Chevrolet pickup driven by 43-year old Jose Guerrero Rosario of George. The collision caused the pickup to collide with another car, a 2003 Acura MDX driven by 36-year-old Christopher K. Wagner of Arlington, who was stopped at the stop sign.

Rosario was declared dead at the scene. His body is currently in the care of the Grant County Coroner, whose staff will conduct an autopsy. Rosario's family has been notified.

In addition to Mosqueda, 26 adult passengers were riding the bus at the time of the crash. GCSO says one passenger was flown by air to an out of area hospital. Several others were transported to local hospitals to be evaluated for non life-threatening injuries.

The passenger of the Chevy pickup, 58-year-old Jesus Martinez of Quincy, was transported to Quincy Valley Medical Center and later transferred to Confluence Health/Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee for treatment of serious injuries.

This collision is currently under investigation by the Grant County Sheriff's Office Motor Traffic Unit.

This is an ongoing investigation. We will update the story as we get more information.

Posted by Grant County Sheriff's Office - Tom Jones, Sheriff on Friday, May 13, 2022

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