Ten people have died in California after a FedEx truck collided with a charter bus carrying students on Thursday.
The drivers of the bus and truck were killed, along with eight other people. Dozens more were injured, authorities say.
According to ABC:
The accident happened on Interstate 5 near Orland, Glenn County, in the northern part of the state. The FedEx truck crossed into oncoming traffic, striking a northbound car before colliding with the bus, California Highway Patrol officials told ABC News.
Flames engulfed the bus and truck, sending thick plumes of black smoke upward, the vehicles reduced to charred husks.
The charter bus was carrying prospective students to a spring preview day at Humboldt State University in Arcata, Calif. The university released a statement regarding the tragedy:
“Our hearts go out to those who have been affected, and we are here to support them, and their families, in any way possible.”
California Gov. Edmund Brown Jr. also expressed sympathy in a statement:
“As we mourn the loss of those who died, we join all Californians in expressing our gratitude for the tireless work of the Red Cross and emergency personnel who responded bravely to this terrible tragedy,” Brown said.
Our prayers and condolences are with the families who lost loved ones in this tragic accident.
SOURCE: ABC | VIDEO SOURCE: News, Inc.