Bus driver killed, 17-20 coaches and high school football players hurt in crash

(Denver Police Department)

(Denver Police Department)

DENVER — A bus driver has died and 17 to 20 coaches and students were rushed to the hospital after school bus crash at the Denver International Airport, the Denver Police Department said Sunday afternoon.

The Adams 12 Five Star bus was carrying football players and coaches from Broomfield’s Legacy High School, according to a student who says he’s been texting with players on the bus, FOX 31 reported.

The players were returning from a game against Chino Hills High School in California, according to Jacob Ramsey.

The players told Ramsey the driver had a medical issue and veered into an abutment just a few yards from the terminal.

Ramsey said players told him a coach was in the front seat and has serious injuries.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the legacy football team, coaches, and families❤️#legacystrong,” the Legacy High School student government posted on their Facebook page.

(FOX 31)

(FOX 31)

Officials with DIA said the east approach to Level 4 is closed due to traffic accident.

The airport says parents of students affected by the accident trying to reach their child can call 303-342-2300.