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Bus killed Vancouver teenager in Old Town

Police have identified the woman killed by an AMTRAK charter bus in Old Town on Sunday.

She is Monserrat Hernandez-Garcia, 18, of Vancouver, Washington.

She was a senior at Hudson’s Bay High School, set to graduate on Wednesday.

“This is a very sad loss for Hudson’s Bay High School. Our hearts go out to her family and friends, and all who knew Monserrat. The Hudson’s Bay school community will miss her,” said Hudson’s Bay Principal Val Seeley in a statement on Monday.

According to police, the driver of the bus was not impaired and is cooperating with the investigation. He is Charles Atarashi Start, 68, of Portland.

Central Precinct officers received a report of a crash involving a pedestrian and a bus near the Greyhound Bus station at Northwest 6th Avenue and Glisan Street at 3:53 p.m. on June 8. Officers arrived and confirmed that the pedestrian, later identified as Hernandez-Garcia, suffered fatal injuries.

Traffic Division units were called to assist with the investigation. Preliminary information indicates the bus turned from westbound Glisan Street to northbound 6th Avenue, where the crash occurred.

No citations or charges have been issued and the case remains under investigation. At the conclusion of the investigation, the case will be forwarded to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for review.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Officer Peter Kurronen at (503) 823-2208 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

KOIN News 6 contributed to this story.