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

(Newser) – 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.

Investigators and body bags at the crash scene near Yucaipa, Calif.
Investigators and body bags at the crash scene near Yucaipa, Calif.   (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
Authorities continue their investigation at the crash scene.
Authorities continue their investigation at the crash scene.   (AP Photos/Rodrigo Pena)
Victims comfort each other in the wake of a crash that killed at least eight and injured nearly two dozen on Highway 38 north of Yucaipa, Calif., Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013.
Victims comfort each other in the wake of a crash that killed at least eight and injured nearly two dozen on Highway 38 north of Yucaipa, Calif., Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013.   (AP Photo/The Sun, Rick Sforza)
Investigators work at the scene, early Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, of the accident where at least eight people were killed and 38 people were injured Sunday.
Investigators work at the scene, early Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, of the accident where at least eight people were killed and 38 people were injured Sunday.   (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
Investigators continue working the scene where at least eight people were killed and 38 people were injured.
Investigators continue working the scene where at least eight people were killed and 38 people were injured.   (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
Investigators examine body bags of victims near the scene where at least eight people were killed and 38 people were injured.
Investigators examine body bags of victims near the scene where at least eight people were killed and 38 people were injured.   (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
Authorities work the scene on Highway 38 north of Yucaipa, Calif., Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013.
Authorities work the scene on Highway 38 north of Yucaipa, Calif., Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013.   (AP Photo/The Sun, Rick Sforza)
Map locates Yucaipa, Calif, where a tour bus collided with two other vehicles, killing eight people
Map locates Yucaipa, Calif, where a tour bus collided with two other vehicles, killing eight people   (Associated Press)
An investigator photographs the scene of the accident where at least eight people were killed and 38 people were injured.
An investigator photographs the scene of the accident where at least eight people were killed and 38 people were injured.   (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
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