UPDATE: 10 killed in bus crash, including high school students, heading to tour college
ORLAND, Calif. – Authorities say at least 10 people were killed and 35 others were hospitalized when a tour bus collided with a truck in Glenn County, California.
According to KCRA, high school students from the Los Angeles area filled the bus, and were heading to Humboldt State at the time of the wreck.
Police say the tour bus collided with a FedEx truck near highway 32.
Initial reports say the FedEx truck, traveling south, drifted into I-5′s northbound lanes and hit the tour bus head on.
The bus and the Fed-Ex truck caught fire and the flames gutted the insides of both vehicles.
There were 44 students, three chaperones and one driver on board the bus at the time of the crash.
The president of Humboldt State University issued a statement, saying, “Humboldt State University is deeply saddened by a tragic accident that occurred, involving a charter bus filled with prospective students. Our hearts go out to those who have been affected, and we are here to support them, and their families, in any way possible.”
Police say the victims include all the adult chaperones, five students, the driver of the bus and the driver of the Fed-Ex truck.