Tragedy struck on the evening of April 10. A tour bus in Northern California carrying Los Angeles-area high school students to Humboldt State University crashed into a truck, which resulted in a massive fireball collision killing 10, and injuring 34.
The students were visiting Humboldt State as part of a college tour on the evening of April 10. Sadly, their charter bus collided with a FedEx truck and white Nissan near Orland, Calif., about 5:40 p.m., according to California Highway Patrol. Seven students and the bus driver lost their lives.
Fiery Bus Crash In Northern California Kills 10 & Injures 34
The driver of the FedEx truck was also among the others who lost their lives in the crash, and dozens more were injured. Pictures of the crash that were released show dozens of students, being helped by paramedics, with what look to be burn wounds, and other various injuries.
CHP officials also stated that among the dead are three chaperones who were on the bus with the students.
The FedEx truck was heading south on the highway when it swerved over the center line — smashing headfirst into the northbound bus carrying the high school students, reports NBC.
The massive force of the collision causes the bus to erupt into flames, CHP officials said. The flames engulfed all vehicles involved in the crash. The front of the tour bus was melted completely off as a result.
The reason the FedEx truck crashed or how the Nissan was involved is not clear at this time.
Northern California Bus Crash Kills 10 & Injures 34
The accident has raised many questions about the state of the FedEx truck driver when he swerved across the lane into oncoming traffic.
FedEx has been involved in 171 accidents in California — five of them fatal — in the last two years, reports NBC.
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