The California Highway Patrol on Monday evening was clearing a major crash on Highway 17 in the Santa Cruz mountains involving a school bus and a van, with one driver suffering "life threatening injuries," CHP officials said.
A CHP spokesman said the accident involved an empty school bus and a rental van, blocking one lane of southbound Highway 17 near Mount Hermon Road. It was not immediately clear which driver was seriously injured in the collision.
There were not students traveling in the bus at the time of the accident, the CHP said.
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