2 dead, 18 hurt after Greyhound bus flips on Northern California freeway

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Authorities say a Greyhound bus rolled onto its side during a rainy morning commute in Northern California, killing two people and injuring 18 others.

The San Jose Fire Department reported that the bus flipped on its side while traveling north on Highway 101 in San Jose around 6:40 a.m. Tuesday.

Authorities are investigating the cause of the accident. No other vehicles were involved.

Fire Department Capt. Christopher Salcido said 19 passengers and the driver were aboard the bus when it flipped onto the center divider.

Salcido said five people suffered moderate injuries, and 13 others suffered minor injuries. Several of the injured were transported to area hospitals.

The accident snarled a morning commute already slowed by rain.

The California Highway Patrol will ask the Greyhound bus driver involved in a crash that killed two women and injured several other people to submit a blood sample for alcohol and drug testing.

CHP officer Chris Miceli says the local district attorney has also been notified of the crash that snarled the rainy Tuesday morning commute in San Jose.

Miceli said that's a routine measure for bus accidents and that the cause of the wreck is under investigation.

Greyhound representatives didn't immediately return phone calls.