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Thunder Valley shuttle bus crash injures one

One person was hospitalized Sunday after a Thunder Valley Casino Resort shuttle bus crashed into a guardrail on Highway 65 in Roseville.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the driver of the bus, which was carrying 17 people, lost control of the steering and overcorrected, sending the bus into a metal railing along the median of the highway.

Initial reports indicate something affected the steering mechanism on the bus, CHP Officer Tim Gretler said.

The crash occurred about 11:40 a.m. on the southbound side of Highway 65, just south of Pleasant Grove.

Doug Elmets, a spokesman for Thunder Valley, said the crash was minor and the woman who was hospitalized was taken in “as a precaution” when she began to complain of shoulder pain.

Shortly after the crash, the rest of the passengers were picked up by another shuttle and driven to their destination in Sacramento, Elmets said.

The CHP said an investigation into the cause of the crash remained underway Sunday. The bus had “minor to moderate damage,” Gretler said.

Marissa Lang: (916) 321-1038; @Marissa_Jae

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