Yuma, AZ.- On Monday, November 6, 2023, at approximately 6:39 AM, the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a single commercial vehicle collision in the area of S. Avenue 37E and E. County 4th Street.
According to information released by Tania Pavlak, Public Affairs Specialist with the YCSO, the initial investigation revealed an agriculture labor bus, containing 34 occupants, was traveling on a field road when, for unknown reasons, the driver lost control of the vehicle and slid into the embankment. This caused the bus to roll over and land on its side.
Multiple agencies responded, to include Tri-Valley Ambulance, Rural Metro, Yuma Police Department, Somerton Fire Department, San Luis Fire Department and Arizona Department of Public Safety to assist with multiple passenger injuries and transport them for medical treatment to Yuma area hospitals.
There were approximately 28 people who were transported for non-life threatening injuries.
This case remains under investigation at this time. Alcohol does not appear to be a factor in this collision.
Anyone with information regarding this case, please contact the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office at 928-783-4427 or 78-CRIME to remain anonymous. You can also visit our website at www.yumacountysheriff.org to submit an anonymous tip.