The white bus was taller than the entrance. Most likely the driver did not pay attention to the traffic signs. Authorities say the bus should have turned left in order to go through the departure area. After the crash two elderly people from the church group died. Three other people were badly injured.
Mayor Manny Maroño said the following in a press release: “This is a tragic accident that has affected many families, as well as, our Sweetwater family”. Furthermore the Mayor promised that authorities will contact the relatives and friends of all victims and offer help to each in need.
Out of the two people that died after the accident one died at the scene and the other one died later at a hospital. The other 27 people from the bus were also injured but their injuries did not require hospitalization.