One person was killed and dozens hurt in a tour bus crash near the California border with Oregon Sunday, the Associated Press reported. The vehicle flipped over and left two of the injured in critical condition, KNVN, Chico, reported. Thirty-two people were on the tour bus when it overtuned.
The dead man has been identified, but his name has not been announced since his family is still being informed about the fatal crash. He was 33.
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At least 30 people were taken to the hospital, NBC News reported. The driver was identified as Jose Victor Garcilazo, 67. He is being questioned by police.
The bus belonged toMexican bus line Yellow Arrow LLC, NBC News reported.
The cause of the crash has yet to be determined, but drugs and alcohol were not suspected, the AP said. It’s believed fatigue might have been to blame. No other vehicles were involved.
The incident occurred around 8 a.m. PST. The bus was on its way to Pasco, Washington, from Los Angeles. The tour bus reportedly got into a minor accident earlier in the day around 5 a.m. when it hit a Denny’s restaurant, the AP said. No one was reported hurt during that incident. It’s unclear why the trip continued after the first accident.
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