(CNN) — At least 19 people were killed and about two dozen others injured Friday morning in the central Mexican state of Michoacan, in a bus crash reported by various media outlets, according to the state’s prosecutor’s office.
The official confirmed the deaths in a statement.
Officials said one bus was carrying 30 passengers and another a dozen when it collided with another vehicle on a highway near the town of Zapopan.
The bus was traveling from the city of Arriaga to Los Triunfos, about 45 miles south of Zapopan, the local government said.
Passengers were taken to nearby hospitals in the neighboring states of Guanajuato and Jalisco.
The state government said the injured have been transferred to local hospitals, and rescue workers have been at the scene.
Witnesses said the accident happened after a woman who had been pushing another vehicle in traffic was struck and fell onto the road. She appears to have been a passenger on the second bus.
It wasn’t immediately clear how or why the vehicles collided.