OKLAHOMA CITY – A man is dead and another has been hospitalized after crashing into an EMBARK bus Friday afternoon.
Police say the white sedan crossed the center line just before 3 p.m., hitting the bus in the right lane head on.
Crews closed down NW 23rd between Portland and Meridian for hours, as they reconstructed the scene and interviewed witnesses.
The driver and at least ten passengers on board walked away from the accident, some suffering injuries.
“I heard this loud ‘boom’ outside,” said Ted Curry, who was waiting to start a meeting for the National Postal Mailhandlers Union. “And I walked out there and I saw this car heavily destroyed sitting next to the bus. I heard it and I thought, ‘man, something bad just happened there.'”
Police are still interviewing witnesses and trying to figure out what caused the crash and how fast the vehicles were traveling at the time.
EMBARK officials tell NewsChannel 4 the driver honked the horn for three seconds before impact.
Residents describe a frightening scene.
“It was pretty scary,” said Magen Jimenez, who lives near the scene of the crash. “My kids were asking me what happened and I didn’t really want to tell them because I don’t want them to know about it. I don’t want to tell them that somebody just died in front of our house.”