9 killed in California bus-truck crash

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ORLAND, CA — At least nine people were killed Thursday when a tour bus collided with a truck in Glenn County, California, said California Highway Patrol Officer Timothy Howath.

KRCR-TV reported the passengers on the bus were students going to visit colleges. The bus collided with a FedEx semi-truck near Orland, the affiliate said.

Images from the scene on Interstate 5 showed emergency workers around the vehicles’ charred remains. Long lines of traffic snaked away from the accident.

Orland is about 100 miles north of Sacramento.

In a statement, Humboldt State University in Northern California said it was working to find out more about the crash.

“Humboldt State University is getting word of an accident involving a charter bus that was bringing a group of prospective students to the university’s April 12 Spring Preview Day,” the statement read.

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