UPDATE (10:00 a.m.)- Central Point Police Department has confirmed a Greyhound passenger was run over and killed by a bus, however the exact circumstances surrounding the death aren’t known.
Police say it appears the passenger was running alongside the bus on Penninger Rd. when he fell under the bus and was run over.
The driver and other passengers were questioned on scene. Passengers continued on to California, while the driver was released to go home.
Police are continuing to investigate and say Greyhound is cooperating. NBC5 News reached out to Greyhound and received the following statement:
Per your inquiry, the incident occurred at 1:30 a.m. this morning near Central Point, Ore. Schedule #1431 was en route from Seattle to Los Angeles with 40 customers onboard plus the driver. A relief bus was called immediately to pick up the customers.
The exact cause of the incident has not yet been determined. We are cooperating fully with the local authorities on the investigation and conducting an investigation of our own. Please contact the local authorities for additional details.
This is a developing story. Check back with NBC5 News for updates.
Central Point, Ore.- One person is dead after being hit by a bus early this morning.
Police say it happened near the Pilot Travel Center on East Pine in Central Point around 2 a.m.
NBC5 NEWS was on scene and spoke to one person who was on a separate Greyhound bus.
“I saw the cop lights and got outside,” Alex Grabofsky, Greyhound passenger said. “I wanted to get something at Taco Bell to eat and I just saw that going on. We’ve been sitting talking about it for a couple hours.”
Grabofsky was on another Greyhound bus with about 40 other people. He said their bus happened to make a pit stop at the same place where the victim was hit.
Grabofsky says their bus was on their way to Eugene when they were stopped. He say the situation has been stressful.
“(I’m) concerned, like I’m trying to get home but also at the same time trying to not be disrespectful to the situation,” he said.
This is an ongoing investigation. Stay with us as we learn more information.