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Thirteen People Killed in Tour Bus Crash in California

Van O'Steen

October 24, 2016

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Palm Springs, California—A tour bus carrying 44 passengers on a return trip from Red Earth Casino in Thermal, California slammed into the back of a tractor-trailer just outside Palm Springs early Sunday morning.  The bus driver was among 13 people who died in the tragic accident.  The truck driver and 30 others sustained less serious injuries.

The horrific crash occurred in an area where California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers were controlling traffic as utility workers hung wire across Interstate 10.

According to CHP officials, the bus was traveling substantially faster than vehicles ahead of it.  The force of the crash demolished the back fifteen feet of the tractor-trailer.  Though CHP officials did not release information about the victims’ identities, they did state they had been in contact with consular officials in Australia, Japan and Mexico.

Rescue operations required two tow trucks to separate the large vehicles.  Firefighters positioned ladders at the bus windows to remove victims.  The injured were taken to several regional medical centers for treatment.

We extend our condolences to the families and friends of the victims, and we wish those who were injured swift and complete recoveries.

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