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1 dead, at least 7 sent to hospital after Greyhound bus accident near Quesnel

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WATCH: One person is dead and at least ten others have been sent to hospital after a crash just outside Quesnel. The accident involved a Greyhound bus. As Jill Bennett reports, it happened after three vehicles ended up behind a slow moving tractor – Apr 22, 2017

A bus accident on Highway 97 near Quesnel has left one person dead and at least seven others injured.

The multi-vehicle accident involving a Greyhound bus occurred on Highway 97 3 km south of Kersley at about 5 p.m. on Friday.

BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS) said two of the people transported to hospital are in critical condition.

RCMP said the victim was driving a tractor pulling farm equipment. They also confirmed he was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

“We had a farm tractor on the roadway travelling northbound with two vehicles behind it, and a Greyhound bus, for unknown reasons, failed to yield to those vehicles,” North District RCMP Sgt. Al Steinhauser said.

Greyhound confirmed to Global News the bus was travelling from Clinton to Prince George and had seven people on board as well as a driver.

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Traffic was moving again Saturday morning after crews worked late into the night to investigate and clean up the wreckage.

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