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Police Investigate Injury Collision

Released on Tuesday, October 16, 2018
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On October 15 at approximately 8:40pm, Fort Collins Police Services was notified of a car versus bus collision at the intersection of Mason and Magnolia Streets.

A Nissan Altima sedan was traveling west on Magnolia Street and stopped for a stop sign at Mason Street. As the sedan crossed the intersection westbound, the passenger side was broadsided by a City of Fort Collins Transfort bus traveling south on Mason Street. The bus did not have a stop sign.

The driver of the bus, Alfredo Garcia, 44, of Fort Collins, and his four passengers were not injured. The driver of the sedan, Tiffany Chevalier, 19, of Johnstown, suffered minor injuries. The front seat passenger of the sedan, Rachel Chevalier, 25, of Johnstown, was extricated from the vehicle and transported to Medical Center of the Rockies for treatment of moderate injuries.

The intersection of Mason and Magnolia Streets was closed for approximately 3 hours while investigators processed the scene. Police do not believe speed, alcohol or distraction contributed to the collision. The investigation is continuing, and charges are pending.

Anyone with information about the collision, who has not already given a statement to police, is asked to contact Officer Drew Jurkofsky at 970-416-2224. People may also contact Crime Stoppers of Larimer County at 970-221-6868 or www.stopcriminals.org.

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