A transit bus and pickup truck were involved in a head-on collision near Edwards on Friday.

The crash, at approximately 12:53 p.m., between an Eagle County Transit bus and a Toyota Tundra occurred on Highway 6 in Eagle County.

Eagle River Fire Protection District, Eagle County Paramedic Service, and Eagle County Sheriff’s Office responded.

The bus went down an embankment and ended up in the Eagle River. The only occupant on the ECO bus was the bus driver, who was uninjured.

The driver and passenger of the Toyota pickup, both adult males from Gypsum, were transported to the Vail Health with serious injuries.

CSP troopers determined the ECO bus was traveling eastbound on Highway 6 and the Toyota pickup was traveling westbound when the bus driver lost control and went into the westbound lane.

The Toyota crashed into the middle of the bus on the passenger side and rotated 180 degrees in the roadway. The bus continued off the north side of the roadway, down the steep embankment, coming to rest on its driver’s side in the Eagle River.

Colorado State Patrol Hazardous Materials Team and Colorado Parks and Wildlife are on the scene managing the oil and fuel spill and the impacts to the Eagle River. Three heavy duty tows are on scene and working on recovering the bus from the river.

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