Eight dead, more than 30 injured in California bus crash
Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E) – At least eight people died and more then 30 people were wounded after a crash Sunday night involving a tour bus and two other vehicles on a mountain road near San Bernardino National Forest in California.
Authorities said eight people were fatally wounded when the bus, a truck and a sedan collided around 6:39 p.m. on California 38 near Yucaipa and more than 30 injured, six of them seriously, were rushed to nearby hospitals.
It was reported that several people were ejected from the bus, while rescuers took more than two hours to remove all the trapped passengers out of the bus.
Caltrans spokeswoman Michelle Profant claimed the bus lost control while going down the mountain road.
California Highway Patrol spokesman Mario Lopez said the fatalities were believed to come from the bus, which has 38 people onboard, including children. The sedan has three passengers, and the truck had one occupant
According to officials, the bus was heading back to Tijuana, Mexico.
Reports stated a representative from the Mexican consulate arrived at the crash scene.
The Los Angeles Times revealed a California Department of Transportation spokeswoman said the highway will remain possibly closed until Monday evening as the investigation continues.