2 killed when bus hits group of pedestrians

A city bus ran over a group of pedestrians crossing the street in Portland, killing two women and injuring three others.

Police say the Tri-Met bus was turning left from Northwest Glisan Street onto Northwest Broadway Boulevard late Saturday when it hit the people crossing Broadway. Officers found several people trapped beneath the bus.

Two women died at the scene. Police identified them as 26-year-old Jenee Hammel of Gresham, Ore., and 22-yearold Danielle Sale of Vancouver, Wash.

A 22-year-old man, Robert Gittings of Idaho, was taken to a hospital in critical condition. Ryan Hammel, 28, and his wife, Jamie Hammel, 23, both from Portland, were taken to the hospital with non-lifethreatening injuries. Jenee Hammel was Ryan Hammel’s sister.

Police say the collision is under investigation and speed doesn’t appear to be a factor. No arrests have been made.