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May292011

Two Killed in Washington State Tour Bus Crash

Thinkstock Images/Getty Images(CLE ELUM, Wash.) -- Two people were killed and several others injured in a tour bus accident in Washington state on Saturday.

The deadly crash reportedly happened shortly after 6 p.m. on Interstate 90 near to the town of Cle Elum. Officials say a bus carrying a group of soccer fans was travelling on the eastbound side of the interstate when bus driver lost control of the bus, causing it to roll over and crash into a disabled truck that was parked on the shoulder of the road.

A man and a woman who were travelling on the bus died from injuries sustained in the crash, authorities say. Twenty-one other people were injured, including the driver of the truck and two people who were in a car that tried to avoid the out-of-control bus before also crashing and ending up on the interstate median.

The cause of the accident remains under investigation.

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