8 dead, 38 hurt as tour bus crashes in Southern California

8 dead, 38 hurt as tour bus crashes in Southern California

8 dead, 38 hurt as tour bus crashes in Southern California

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by Associated Press

KREM.com

Posted on February 3, 2013 at 10:58 PM

Updated Thursday, Dec 5 at 10:32 AM

YUCAIPA, Calif. -- Authorities say at least eight people are dead and 38 people are injured after a tour bus collided with two other vehicles in the mountains of Southern California.

California Highway Patrol spokesman Mario Lopez said at least eight have died from the Sunday night crash. He says 38 injured people were taken to hospitals.

Lopez says the bus driver reported having brake problems as it came down the mountain on State Route 38, rear-ending a sedan then flipping over and hitting a pickup truck that was pulling a trailer.

Department of Transportation spokeswoman Michelle Profant says the passengers on the bus were part of a tour group from Tijuana, Mexico, and a representative from the Mexican consulate was at the crash scene.

The California crash comes less than a day after a bus carrying 42 high school students and their chaperones slammed into an overpass in Boston. Massachusetts state police said 35 people were injured and that the driver had directed the bus onto a road with a height limit.
 

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