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Truck in deadly California crash on fire before collision: witness

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A Fed-Ex truck and a chartered bus carrying high school students are engulfed in flames after the truck crossed a divider on Interstate 5, side-swiped a car and smashed head-on into the bus near Orland, California in this picture courtesy of Evan Smutny taken on April 10, 2014. REUTERS/Evan Smutny/Handout

A Fed-Ex truck and a chartered bus carrying high school students are engulfed in flames after the truck crossed a divider on Interstate 5, side-swiped a car and smashed head-on into the bus near Orland, California in this picture courtesy of Evan Smutny taken on April 10, 2014. REUTERS/Evan Smutny/Handout
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LUCY NICHOLSON

Michelle Lopez (R), 14, and Jazmine Villalobos, 14, who were friends of El Monte High School student Adrian Castro, comfort each other in El Monte, California April 11, 2014. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Michelle Lopez (R), 14, and Jazmine Villalobos, 14, who were friends of El Monte High School student Adrian Castro, comfort each other in El Monte, California April 11, 2014. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
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Brianna Espinoza (R), 17, a friend of El Monte High School student Adrian Castro, and Karla Hernandez, 16, watch news crew gather outside the school in El Monte, California April 11, 2014. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Brianna Espinoza (R), 17, a friend of El Monte High School student Adrian Castro, and Karla Hernandez, 16, watch news crew gather outside the school in El Monte, California April 11, 2014. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
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Viviana Ortega (2nd L), 17, a friend of El Monte High School student Adrian Castro, looks at a sign put up in front of the school, in El Monte, California April 11, 2014. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Viviana Ortega (2nd L), 17, a friend of El Monte High School student Adrian Castro, looks at a sign put up in front of the school, in El Monte, California April 11, 2014. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
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Students put up a sign for El Monte High School student Adrian Castro, outside the school in El Monte, California April 11, 2014. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Students put up a sign for El Monte High School student Adrian Castro, outside the school in El Monte, California April 11, 2014. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
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Ramon Alvarez, who was a friend of El Monte High School student Adrian Castro, holds a news article outside the school in El Monte, California April 11, 2014. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Ramon Alvarez, who was a friend of El Monte High School student Adrian Castro, holds a news article outside the school in El Monte, California April 11, 2014. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
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Fire-fighters douse the wreckage at the scene of a collision of a tractor-trailer and a tour bus on Interstate 5 near Highway 32 near Orland, California, April 10, 2014, in this handout courtesy of the Chico Enterprise Record. REUTERS/Dan Reidel/Chico Enterprise Record/Handout via Reuters

Fire-fighters douse the wreckage at the scene of a collision of a tractor-trailer and a tour bus on Interstate 5 near Highway 32 near Orland, California, April 10, 2014, in this handout courtesy of the Chico Enterprise Record. REUTERS/Dan Reidel/Chico Enterprise Record/Handout via Reuters
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Emergency personnel help a survivor of a wreck at the scene of a traffic collision on Interstate 5 near Highway 32 near Orland, California, April 10, 2014. REUTERS/Dan Reidel/Chico Enterprise Record/Handout via Reuters

Emergency personnel help a survivor of a wreck at the scene of a traffic collision on Interstate 5 near Highway 32 near Orland, California, April 10, 2014. REUTERS/Dan Reidel/Chico Enterprise Record/Handout via Reuters
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Rescue workers, police and firefighters survey the scene where a truck and a tour bus collided on Interstate 5 near Highway 32 near Orland, California, April 10, 2014. MANDATORY CREDIT REUTERS/Greg Barnette/Record Searchlight

Rescue workers, police and firefighters survey the scene where a truck and a tour bus collided on Interstate 5 near Highway 32 near Orland, California, April 10, 2014. MANDATORY CREDIT REUTERS/Greg Barnette/Record Searchlight
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California Highway Patrol officers investigate the scene of a collision of between a truck and a tour bus on Interstate 5 near Highway 32 near Orland, California, April 10, 2014. REUTERS/Greg Barnette/Record Searchlight

California Highway Patrol officers investigate the scene of a collision of between a truck and a tour bus on Interstate 5 near Highway 32 near Orland, California, April 10, 2014. REUTERS/Greg Barnette/Record Searchlight
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Rescue workers, police and firefighters survey the scene where a truck and a tour bus collided on Interstate 5 near Highway 32 near Orland, California, April 10, 2014. MANDATORY CREDIT REUTERS/Greg Barnette/Record Searchlight

Rescue workers, police and firefighters survey the scene where a truck and a tour bus collided on Interstate 5 near Highway 32 near Orland, California, April 10, 2014. MANDATORY CREDIT REUTERS/Greg Barnette/Record Searchlight
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