A serious vehicle collision involving a bus stop at Grant and Alvernon in Tucson.  Fire department reported five critically-injured patients. Three patients have died.

Five people were injured when a vehicle crashed into a bus stop after a prior collision with a second vehicle.

All five people were taken to a hospital, with multiple patients suffering life-threatening injuries, according to Sgt. Pete Dugan, a Tucson police spokesman.

The crash occurred near Grant Road and Alvernon Way at about 4:30 p.m. Saturday. A two-vehicle collision led  one of the vehicles to hit several people waiting at the bus stop.

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Northbound and southbound Alvernon Way from Grant Road to Pima Street is shut down.

Drivers should avoid the area.

Contact Star reporter Shaq Davis at 573-4218 or sdavis@tucson.com

On Twitter: @ShaqDavis1

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Shaq is a public safety reporter and the Road Runner columnist, keeping readers up to date on transportation news. In 2017, he started as an apprentice and later worked part-time until graduating from the UA and being offered a full-time position in 2018.