Bus with 50 people crashes on I-25 in Colorado

The Colorado Department of Transportation says a bus carrying 50 people crashed into a median south of Walsenburg on I-25.

The crash happened 4 miles south of Walsenburg early Thursday morning.

The Colorado State Patrol said the bus was headed north on I-25 when the driver lost control in icy conditions, jackknifed, and flipped.

The driver, 53-year-old Alberto Torres, was charged with careless driving causing bodily injury.

It took a long time to carefully remove all 49 passengers and the driver from the wreckage of the upside down bus.

Among the passengers, ages 4 years old to 83, there were minor to life threatening injuries, but no fatalities.

The passengers with moderate injuries were taken to hospitals in Walsenburg and in Pueblo.