At least nine dead when truck slams student bus in California
Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 00:46
April 11 - Nine people were killed, many of them high school students, after a tractor-trailer crashed into a tour bus filled with college hopefuls en route to a campus tour. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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At least nine people died, many of them high school students, when a tractor-trailer slammed into a tour bus with college hopefuls heading to a campus tour in northern California on Thursday, California police said.
More than 30 others were injured after the driver of a FedEx truck lost control, crossed a divider on Interstate 5, side-swiped a car and then smashed head-on into the tour bus around 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, California Highway Patrol (CHP) spokeswoman Tracy Hoover said.
Apart from the driver, the bus was carrying between 44 and 48 students and several chaperones to Humboldt State University (HSU) for a campus tour, CHP spokeswoman Lacey Heitman said.
The crash took place near the community of Orland, 95 miles north of Sacramento.
Five students, two chaperones and the drivers of the FedEx truck and tour bus were killed, CHP and the university said. CNN quoted Lt. Bill Carpenter of the CHP as saying three chaperones died, which would put the death toll at 10.
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