The California Highway Patrol continues to investigate a collision between a school bus and a Honda at 8 p.m. Wednesday that sent two people to local hospitals.
The bus was a San Luis Coastal bus carrying members of the boys’ soccer and girls’ junior varsity basketball teams. One boy was treated at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center for a minor injury and released to his parents. The CHP has identified the bus driver as Julio Guerra and the driver of the Honda as Nicholas Marold.
According to the CHP the school bus, carrying 36 passengers and two adults, was headed north on Highway 101 just south of Arroyo Grande. The bus began to experience mechanical difficulties, and Guera slowed, looking for an exit. Marold ran his car into the back of the school bus, the CHP said. Both vehicles pulled off the road just north of the Grand Avenue exit.
The CHP said Marold was taken to Arroyo Grande Hospital with major injuries. The CHP said it has ruled out alcohol and drugs as possible causes.