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Truck Apparently Didn't Brake Before Hitting Bus

Bus braked, swerved before horrific head-on collision

(Newser) - There's no sign that the FedEx truck involved in Thursday's horrific crash braked before hitting a bus carrying high school students to a college tour, according to NTSB investigators probing the accident. A spokesperson says the truck left the southbound lane "at a 10-degree angle from its...

Witness: Truck on Fire Before Hitting Bus

Driver of sedan says flames were visible as driver crossed median

(Newser) - A woman who had what may be the best view of a FedEx truck before it smashed into a bus insists on a jarring detail—the truck was already on fire before the accident. "It was in flames as it came through the median," Bonnie Duran tells KNBC-TV...

Missing Identical Twin Among Bus Fatalities

Her sister was on a different bus to Humboldt State

(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...

Newly Engaged Couple Among Bus Crash Victims

Investigators say it could take months to figure out what happened

(Newser) - Authorities still don't know what caused a FedEx truck to smash into a tour bus yesterday on a California highway, but they cautioned that the investigation could take six months, reports the Sacramento Bee . The death toll remains at 10, including five high school students who were on their...

Horrific Crash Kills Teens Headed to College Tour

10 dead, including FedEx truck and bus drivers

(Newser) - At least 10 people have been killed and 35 injured in a horrific three-vehicle crash in northern California involving a FedEx truck, a tour bus carrying high school students, and a Nissan Altima. The California Highway Patrol says the truck crossed a median and slammed into the bus on the...

Teen Dies in Crash on Road Dedicated to Dad

His father died in Afghanistan two years ago

(Newser) - From the tragic coincidence department: A South Carolina teen was killed in a car crash yesterday—on a stretch of highway that happened to be dedicated to his father, a local National Guard member killed in Afghanistan. Aaron Shawn Hill, 18, was driving with several other students when he was...

Rescuers Battle Bees After Deadly Crash

Collision kills 2, frees millions of bees

(Newser) - Emergency crews had to battle through clouds of bees after a big rig carrying 17 million bees was involved in a deadly four-car pileup on a Minnesota highway yesterday. One person died at the scene and another died later in a local hospital. Rescue workers suffered stings as they tried...

59 Vehicle Pile-Up Shuts Highway

100 injured but none seriously

(Newser) - A New Hampshire highway was shut down yesterday when 59 vehicles, including three buses and two tractor trailers, piled into one another in a snowstorm. Interstate 93 was closed for several hours as 100 injured people were treated at the scene, reports the Manchester Union Leader. Some 15 people were...

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