East Los Angeles -- A collision involving a Metro bus and a Volkswagen Beetle this morning left a dozen people injured, two critically.

The crash was reported at 10:45 a.m. at East Whittier Boulevard and Downey Road, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department, which had to extricate at least one person from the crumpled VW, which slammed into a pole.

The California Highway Patrol said the VW that was traveling southbound on Downey Road when it collided with the bus, which was eastbound on Whittier Boulevard.

Two people were taken to a hospital in critical condition, and the other 10 people were treated for minor injuries, county fire reported.

The circumstances of the crash near the main entrance to Calvary Cemetery were under investigation.

Update on Aug. 20: The 17-year-old boy who was arrested in the crash on suspicion of DUI has been released to the custody of his parents

Update on Aug. 22Family and friends mourn 17-year-old East L.A. crash victim

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