Tour bus driver killed in Quincy crash identified as 71-year-old Spokane man

Tour bus driver killed in Quincy crash identified as 71-year-old Spokane man
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The Grant County Coroner conducted an autopsy on the tour bus driver killed Friday in a crash in Quincy. They ruled the cause of death as multiple extremity and pelvic fractures from blunt force impact.

He was previously identified as 71-year-old Sidney Austin of Spokane.

Austin was driving an Alpha Omega charter bus full of passengers to Leavenworth when it collided with a Quincy School District bus.

The school bus had been rear-ended by an SUV and was stalled in the roadway when it was hit by the charter bus.

Several of the passengers on the charter bus and children on the school bus suffered minor injuries in the crash. Austin was pinned to his seat and passed away at the scene.

The Grant County Sheriff’s Office said dense fog was a factor in the crash. Neither alcohol nor drugs were involved in the collision and all drivers were wearing their seatbelts.