A 56-year-old man killed in a collision involving a private bus and a pickup in Riverside was identified Wednesday as a resident of the city.
Santos Russell was fatally injured about 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Barton Street and Krameria Avenue, in the Orangecrest neighborhood, according to Riverside police.
Sgt. Erich Feimer said Russell was driving his 1998 Ford bus south on Barton when a 20-year-old man at the wheel of a 2000 Toyota Tundra approached from the opposite direction.
The Toyota driver, whose identity was not released, initiated a left turn to go westbound on Krameria, Feimer said.
“The bus entered the intersection at the same time as the Toyota, and the vehicles collided,” the sergeant said.
He said Russell was ejected onto the roadway, suffering major head trauma and other injuries. Paramedics reached the location within a few minutes and pronounced the victim dead at the scene.
The Toyota driver suffered moderate injuries and was taken to Riverside Community Hospital for treatment. He’s expected to fully recover.
The collision remains under investigation.
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