A Blaine County School District bus was involved in a collision with a work van Friday morning at state Highway 75 and Ohio Gulch Road, injuring two people in the van.
Blaine County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to the scene at 8:05 a.m. A subsequent crash investigation determined that a 2003 Honda Odyssey minivan driven by Bellevue resident Beverly Palomera, 31, was traveling northbound on Highway 75 when bus driver Tonya Marshall, 31, failed to yield at the intersection’s stop sign as she turned south, colliding with the van and causing it to land on its roof.
Hailey resident Antoinette Cueto Diaz, 42, was a passenger in the van. Both Diaz and Palomera, who are employed by the Ketchum-based cleaning company H Property Service, were transported to St. Luke’s Wood River Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.
“We want to thank everyone who has called or texted to ask about this morning’s car accident,” H Property Service wrote in a Facebook post Friday. “Two of our employees got hurt with minor injuries. … We appreciate your good thoughts and prayers.”
Marshall, an employee of the Blaine County School District, told deputies that she did not see the 2003 Honda van as she made the turn. At the time of the crash, there were six children on board; no one on the bus was injured, and the students were eventually transported to their respective schools in Hailey.