Thirteen Die In California Tour Bus Crash
Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
bus crash in California has left 13 dead and 31 others injured in a early Sunday
morning crash just before sunrise. Riverside Police say a California tour
bus crashed into the back of a tractor-trailer at 5:17 a.m. on Interstate
10, just north of Palm Springs. According to the Riverside County Coroner's
office, 13 people aboard the bus have been confirmed dead. Police say
the disastrous crash shut down the entire westbound 10 Freeway west of
Indian Canyon Road.
Rescuers continued for several hours to search through the wreckage for
more victims. Pictures and video taken at the scene show a bus demolished
by what firefighters say was a grinding crash. The front of the bus was
completely smashed into the back of the semi. Firefighters had to use
ladders to get into the passenger compartment of the bus as they searched
A California Highway Patrol Officer said 31 people including the truck
driver sustained serious injuries and were taken to hospitals in the Coachella
Valley. Investigators say the bus had departed the Red Earth Casino in
Salton City and was traveling to Los Angeles when the crash occurred.
The investigation continues, and police say the death toll may rise. The
tour bus has been identified as a USA Holiday bus which is based in Los
Angeles and typically transports people from LA to Southern California casinos.
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