National Newswatch

Police have released the driver of the bus that crashed into a transit station in Ottawa that left three people dead and 23 more injured.

Ottawa police said they have released the driver of the OC Transpo double-decker bus “unconditionally” after arresting her and bringing her in for questioning following the crash Friday.

Investigators worked through the night and identified the three victims and contacted their families, said Const. Amy Gagnon.

Police say the chief and an investigator will update the public at 1 p.m.

The city bus hopped a curb and struck a transit shelter at about 3:50 p.m. Friday just as rush hour began. It plowed along the platform and into the overhanging roof of the transit shelter, carving deep into the vehicle’s second deck. The first seats on the upper level of the bus were crushed together.

The Canadian Press
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