8 Dead in California Tour Bus Crash

At least two dozen others hurt in 3-vehicle collision
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 4, 2013 1:14 AM CST
8 Dead in Calif. Tour Bus Crash
Investigators and body bags at the crash scene near Yucaipa, Calif.   (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

At least eight people were killed and another two dozen injured after a tour bus crashed on a mountain road around 80 miles east of Los Angeles, CBS reports. Authorities say the bus, which originated in Tijuana, Mexico, collided with a truck and a sedan on State Route 38, reports the Los Angeles Times. "The information that we have is that the bus' brakes failed," says a spokesman for the tour company. It took hours to extricate all the injured passengers, at least six of whom are in critical condition. "It's really a mess up there," says a state transportation spokeswoman. The crash comes on the heels of another one in Boston that injured at least 42 students. (More California stories.)

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