One person dead and at least 40 injured leaves a collision involving a company bus Narbus and two trucks, on Ruta 5 sur at the height of the Parral commune, in the Maule region.

The emergency occurred at about 4:00 this morning at kilometer 344, San Gregorio sector, south of Parral. The fatal victim corresponds to the bus driver, who was traveling from Puerto Saavedra, in La Araucanía, to Santiago.

Of the nearly 40 injured, 7 are in a state of extreme gravity, being transferred to the Linares and Talca hospitals, while the rest of the injured were treated at the SAR and Parral hospital.

SIAT de Carabineros personnel are investigating the causes of this fatal accident.