Missing Identical Twin Among Bus Fatalities

Her sister was on a different bus to Humboldt State
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 12, 2014 11:00 AM CDT
This 2013 photo provided by Miguel Serrato shows twin sisters Marisol Serrato, 17, left, and Marisa Serrato, right, with their sister-in-law Ivette Serrato during a wedding in Riverside, Caif.   (AP Photo/Courtesy Miguel Serrato)
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(Newser) – Marisol and Marisa Serrato were identical 17-year-old twins who rarely spent time apart and planned to attend college together. That's why the two of them skipped their prom to join a group visiting Humboldt State University this week, reports NBC News. Marisol's bus arrived at the school without a problem. Marisa, however, was aboard the one that got struck by a FedEx truck on a California highway Thursday afternoon. After an agonizing 24 hours, dental records have confirmed that Marisa was among the 10 fatalities, reports AP.

Marisol had already been accepted to the school, and Marisa was on a wait list. "Marisol is devastated," says her brother. "She thinks it's her fault, that it was her idea to go look at the university." Also among the victims were two adult chaperones who had recently gotten engaged. The Sacramento Bee has more details about the victims, five of whom were teenagers.

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