Detroit Department of Transportation Bus

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Detroit Police: 2 Killed After Vehicle Rear-Ends DDOT Bus

One passenger on the bus reportedly suffered a minor injury.

January 13, 2019 - 5:24 pm

DETROIT (WWJ) -- An investigation is underway to determine the events that led up to a deadly crash involving a Detroit Department Of Transportation bus Sunday morning on the city's west side. 

Two passengers were killed when the 1999 Acura they were riding in rear-ended a DDOT bus while traveling eastbound on Curtis Street near Meyers Road shortly before 7:30 a.m. The accident occurred about a half mile north of McNichols road and just east of W. Outer Drive.

It is unclear how fast the vehicle was going at the time of the crash.

Police say a woman was thrown from the back seat through the vehicle's windshield and died on the hood of the car, while a man riding in the front passenger seat was also killed. Neither victim has been identified and both are believed to be 20 to 25 years old.

The driver of the Acura, who also has not been identified, was taken to a local hospital. His condition is unknown.

Officials say the bus driver was not injured but one passenger says they received a minor injury.  

Police are investigating the cause of the accident.