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Troopers seek school bus and car crash witnesses

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Troopers seek school bus and car crash witnesses

KGMI News Reporting
By Mike Curtiss

BIRCH BAY, Wash. – The Washington State Patrol is hoping to talk to more witnesses of a recent crash between a car and a school bus near Birch Bay.

The bus was packed with 40 middle school students when it was t-boned by a car at the intersection of Blaine Road and Alderson Road on the morning of October 3.

No students were injured, but the driver of the car, 38-year-old Austin Markusen of Ferndale was critically injured and his passenger was seriously injured.

Detectives have talked to five witnesses, but want to know if there are any others.

If you saw or heard anything about events leading up to the crash or know somebody that does, please call Washington State Patrol.