Published Monday, Jan. 28, 2013 | 4:11 p.m.
Updated Monday, Jan. 28, 2013 | 10:30 p.m.
A 23-year-old woman was killed Monday after the car she was driving crashed into the back of a bus, injuring five passengers, according to Metro Police.
The woman was driving a 2004 Ford Taurus east on Charleston Boulevard, just past Rainbow Boulevard, when she rear-ended a packed Regional Transportation Commission "Deuce" bus shortly before 2 p.m., police said.
The bus was stopped in the right travel lane at a designated bus stop unloading passengers when the front right side of the Ford hit the left rear end of the bus.
The woman was transported in critical condition to University Medical Center's Trauma Center, where she was pronounced dead, police said.
The Clark County Coroner's Office will release the woman's identity and cause of death pending notification of next of kin.
Five passengers on the bus were also sent to area hospitals with minor injuries, police said. Those injured included a 22-year-old woman, a 54-year-old man and a 43-year-old woman.
None of the other passengers requested medical attention. The bus driver did not suffer any injuries, police said.
Eastbound lanes on Charleston Boulevard, east of Rainbow Boulevard, were closed to traffic for some time Monday afternoon. The accident remains under police investigation.
Sun reporter Paul Takahashi contributed to this story.